Poet Rick Barot to read from his work at Middlebury College
MIDDLEBURY — New England Reviewand the Middlebury College Creative Writing Program present author Rick Barot for a reading in Coltrane Lounge at Adirondack House on the Middlebury College campus on Thursday, April 7, at 4:30 p.m. Barot is poetry editor of NER. This reading is free and open to the public.
A starred review in Publishers Weekly said, “Barot seamlessly weaves history, image, and etymology in ways that offer the reader new eyes to see language and the world it describes. … Barot’s poems transfix and transform through his remarkable ability to pack and unpack narratives within the space of an image.”
Barot has published three books of poetry with Sarabande Books: “The Darker Fall” (2002); “Want” (2008), which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and won the 2009 Grub Street Book Prize; and “Chord” (2015). “Chord” received the 2016 UNT Rilke Prize, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the PEN Open Book Award, and the Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award.
His poems and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including Poetry, Paris Review,the New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, TinHouse, Kenyon Review,and Virginia Quarterly Review. He lives in Tacoma, Wash., and directs the Rainier Writing Workshop, the low-residency MFA program in creative writing at Pacific Lutheran University.
The Adirondack House is located at the crest of the hill on Route 125/College Street, adjacent to the intersection with Hillcrest Road. It’s a white clapboard house with a large stone wall and large circular turnaround out front. Enter Coltrane Lounge from the outside of the building, to the right.
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