College of Arts and Sciences

Albert Goldbarth, Spring 2009

Albert Goldbarth is the author of over twenty books of poetry including Budget Travel Through Time and Space and more recently his New and Selected Poems: The Kitchen Sink. He has twice won the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry. For those who don’t know his work, imagine an erudite version of a Billy Collins or Robert Pinsky. He is also the author of five collections of essays including Many Circles, which was the winner of the Pen West Creative Nonfiction Award, and a novel Pieces of Payne.

On Tuesday, April 7 @ 7:00pm he gave a reading in the WIU Art Gallery. On Wednesday, April 8 @ 4:30, he held a question and answer session on the craft of writing in the Writing Center (Simpkins 341) for any and all interested parties. All events were free and open to the public.

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