Next Up – Rodney Koeneke & Benjamin Friedlander

The UMaine New Writing Series continues this Thursday, 3 April, with a poetry reading by Rodney Koeneke and Benjamin Friedlander at 4:30pm in the Soderberg “cube” (Jenness Hall).

Poet Rodney Koeneke Poet and scholar Benjamin Friedlander

BENJAMIN FRIEDLANDER is the author of The Missing Occasion of Saying Yes, Simulcast: Four Experiments in Criticism, and Time Rations, among many other volumes. He recently edited the Selected Poems of Robert Creeley for the University of California Press. Friedlander is Associate Professor of English at the University of Maine and a member of the National Poetry Foundation editorial collective. Read more about him here.

RODNEY KOENEKE is the author of Rouge State and Musée Mechanique. His new manuscript is called “Etruria.” He lives in Portland with his wife, Lesley Poirier, and their curly-headed son, and tends a blog called Modern Americans. This will be Koeneke’s first appearance in the New Writing Series.


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