The New Writing Series welcomes poet and translator Mark Tardi to the University of Maine campus for a reading on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 4:30pm in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE space (104 Stewart Commons). The reading, which is free & open to the public, will be introduced by Jennifer Moxley and followed by an audience Q&A with the author.
Mark Tardi grew up in Chicago and earned his MFA in creative writing from Brown University. His collections of poetry include the chapbooks Part First—Chopin’s Feet (2005) and Airport Music (2005), as well as the full length collections Euclid Shudders (2003) and Airport Music (2013). Tardi’s Polish heritage led him to an early interest in Polish poetry, and he was a 2008–2009 Fulbright Senior Lecturer in American Literature and Culture at the University of Lódz. He has translated work from Polish and, as an editor of the journal Aufgabe, devoted a special issue in 2010 to Polish poetry and poetics. He currently lives with his wife and two dogs in a village in central Poland and is on faculty at the University of Łódź. His newest book, The Circus of Trust, was published by Dalkey Archive Press in August 2017.
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The UMaine New Writing Series was founded in 1999 and is sponsored by the English Departmentand the National Poetry Foundation with support from the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, The Fiddlehead Fund, the New Writing Series Fund, the Lloyd H. Elliott Fund, the Milton Ellis Memorial Fund, the Honors College, the Clement & Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center, and the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the IMRC, and to donors Allen and Sally Fernald, for use of the Fernald APPE space.
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