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Poetry Reading: David Rivard
Monday, March 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
David Rivard’s most recent book, Standoff, received the 2017 PEN New England Award in Poetry and was listed by The New Yorker in its “Books We Loved in 2016” roundup. His five other books include Otherwise Elsewhere, Sugartown, and Wise Poison, winner of the James Laughlin Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Among various honors, he is the recipient of awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, Civitella Ranieri, and the NEA. He teaches at the University of New Hampshire.
“David Rivard’s Standoff…assailed me with its vivaciousness and cunning humor.” —Major Jackson, The New Yorker
“David Rivard’s Standoff is a beautiful book of political elegies….This isn’t a project. This is a collection of poems meant to show how the world leaves us fragmented, poems united here to remind us how we nevertheless continue whole.” —Jericho Brown, 2017 PEN New England Award citation