First Saturday Poetry

This month we welcome Bob Cooperman and Tom Montag for our First Saturday Poetry Series!
Happy Hour mingling starts at 4:30, reading starts at 5:30.

Bob Cooperman is a graduate of the Ph.D. Literature Program at the University of Denver, with a joint specialty in Creative Writing and 19th Century British Literature. He has taught at the University of Georgia and Bowling Green State University but his main focus has been writing poetry. Cooperman is the author of twenty published full-length volumes, with two more forthcoming. His most recent collections are THAT SUMMER (Main Street Publishing Company) and THE DEVIL WHO RAISED ME (Lithic Press). Cooperman won the Colorado Book Award for Poetry in 2000, with IN THE COLORADO GOLD FEVER MOUNTAINS. THE WIDOW’S BURDEN was runner-up for the WILLA Award, from Women Writing the West, and MY SHTETL won the Holland Prize from Logan House Press. His other recent collections include THEIR WARS (ALDRICH PRESS) and DRAFT BOARD BLUES (FutureCycle Press), which was voted One of Ten Great Reads by Colorado Authors for 2017. Cooperman lives in Denver with his wife Beth.

Tom Montag is a Wisconsin poet and essayist who has published memoir (CURLEW: HOME and KISSING POETRY'S SISTER) as well as poetry (MIDDLE GROUND, THE BIG BOOK OF BEN ZEN, IN THIS PLACE, and others, in addition to SEVENTY AT SEVENTY). One of his poems has been permanently incorporated into the design of Milwaukee's Convention Center. Montag teaches both creative nonfiction and poetry for The Mill: A Place for Writers in Appleton, Wisconsin. His most recent project is LOCAL NEWS: POETRY ABOUT SMALL TOWNS, co-edited with David Graham. He blogs as The Middlewesterner.

Event date: 
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 4:30pm