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Poetry Reading by Michael Collier

Michael Collier
Michael Collier

The Gettysburg Review is pleased to announce a reading by poet Michael Collier on Tuesday, March 26, at 8 p.m. at the Lyceum in Penn Hall on the campus of Gettysburg College. A book signing and reception will follow the reading, which is free of charge and open to the public.

Michael Collier earned a BA at Connecticut College and his MFA at the University of Arizona. Poet laureate of Maryland from 2001-2004, Collier is also the director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Maryland. His books of poetry include The Clasp and Other Poems (1986); The Folded Heart (1989); The Neighbor (1995); The Ledge (2000), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Dark Wild Realm (2006); and An Individual History (2012).

Collier is the editor of three acclaimed anthologies of poetry, The Wesleyan Tradition: Four Decades of American Poetry (1993), The New Bread Loaf Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry (1999), and The New American Poets: A Bread Loaf Anthology (2000), and a translation of Medea (2006). He is also the author of a collection of essays, Make Us Wave Back (2007). He has received numerous awards for his poetry, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, an award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, two Pushcart Prizes, the Thomas Watson Fellowship, and a “Discovery”/The Nation award. He lives in Maryland.

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