WAUKESHA, WIS.—As the distinguished Poet Laureate of Wisconsin continues his tour of the state, sharing poetry with enthusiasts and broader audiences alike, his only stop in Waukesha will be at Carroll University.
Max Garland is the author of “The Postal Confessions,” winner of the 1994 Juniper Prize for Poetry, and “Hunger Wide As Heaven,” winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Open Competition for 2006. He will visit Carroll for a reading at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Humphrey Memorial Chapel, 238 N. East Ave., Waukesha.
Named poet laureate by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, Garland’s poetry was praised for its richness of language, human understanding and accessibility.
Additional honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship, the Tara Award for Short Fiction, a James Michener Fiction Fellowship, a Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Poetry Fellowship, two Wisconsin Arts Board Literary Fellowships, a Poetry Fellowship from the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, a Bush Artist Fellowship for 1999-2000, and the Arts and Letters Poetry Prize for 2004. Garland teaches in the English department at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Garland’s poems, stories and essays have appeared in many journals including “Poetry,” “New England Review,” “Georgia Review,” “Ploughshares,” “Crazy Horse,” “Chicago Review,” “Gettysburg Review,” “Prairie Schooner,” “Poet and Critic,” as well as the anthologies “I Know Some Things,” “High Infidelities,” “The Most Wonderful Books” and “Best American Short Stories 1995.” A chapbook of poems, “Apparition,” was published by Parallel Press. His poems also have been included on Poetry Daily, and featured on Garrison Keillor’s “A Writer’s Almanac” on National Public Radio.
This reading is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Century, the annual student art and literary magazine of Carroll University.
For more information, contact B.J. Best, assistant professor of English, at 262.951.3071 or firstname.lastname@example.org.