First Saturday Poetry with Juan Morales and Wayne Miller

Every first Saturday we host poets. This month, it's Juan J. Morales and Wayne Miller. 

Mingling and Happy Hour specials start at 4:00 PM, readings at 5:00 PM.

 

About Juan Morales:
Juan J. Morales is the son of an Ecuadorian mother and Puerto Rican father. He is the author of three poetry collections, including Friday and the Year That Followed, The Siren World, and The Handyman’s Guide to End Times (UNM Press). His poetry has appeared in CSPAN2, Copper Nickel, Crab Orchard Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Pleiades, Poetry Daily, and others. He is a CantoMundo Fellow, a Macondista, the Editor/Publisher of Pilgrimage Press, and Department Chair of English & World Languages at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Follow him on Twitter @ChairmanJuan

About Wayne Miller:
Wayne Miller was born in Cincinnati and earned his BA from Oberlin College and his MFA from the University of Houston. His books of poetry include the chapbook What Night Says to the Empty Boat (Notes for a Film in Verse) (2004) and the full-length collections Only the Senses Sleep (2006), The Book of Props(2009), The City, Our City (2011), and Post- (2016). Miller has noted that his poems “experiment with persona and think more directly about history—how it does and does not hold us as individuals inside it.” He won praise for his collection The City, Our City because of his ability to invest an imagined metropole with visionary lyricism. Micah Bateman described the book as a “combination of allegory, stark imagism, surrealist panache, and sophisticated tonal movement” in the Kenyon Review Online. The book was a finalist for a William Carlos Williams Award and a Rilke Prize.

Event date: 
Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm