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Next Up, Joanne Kyger

Poet Joanne Kyger (NWS F’00) returns to Maine for a four-stop reading tour scheduled to coincide with and celebrate the appearance of About Now: Collected Poems, published this fall by the National Poetry Foundation.

Kyger will read in the University of Maine’s New Writing Series on Thursday, 27 September, at 4:30pm in the Soderberg Center Auditorium in Jenness Hall. For more information about this event, keep an eye on this blog or contact Steve Evans.

On Sunday, September 30, the Gulf of Maine bookstore will host a book party and reading by Kyger beginning at 5pm. On Tuesday, October 2, Kyger will read at Bates College. And on Thursday, October 4, she’ll wrap up her tour with a reading at the University of Southern Maine in Portland.

To read Ron Silliman’s review of About Now, which he calls “one of the great books of this or any year,” point your browser here. For a video of Kyger reading recently on the West Coast, visit the UC Berkeley Lunch Poems website. City Light’s bookstore in San Francisco started the festivities surrounding the publication About Now back in July.

To hear some audio excerpts from Joanne Kyger’s fall 2000 reading at UMaine, visit the National Poetry Foundation’s new website here.

About Now by Joanne Kyger

Events Elsewhere

Padgett at Colby

If you can’t make tonight’s reading in Orono, or if you can, but can’t get enough of Ron Padgett, he’ll be reading again at the Colby College Museum of Art tomorrow, Thursday, 13 September, at 4:30pm. Padgett, who has collaborated with many artists in the course of his career, including Alex Katz, will read in the Paul J. Schupf Wing for the Works of Alex Katz.