Thursday, September 18, 2008

B. H. Fairchild, Friday Sept. 19, VSC, 8 p.m.

Note that the date for the Vermont Studio Center reading by poet B. H. Fairchild has been CHANGED to Friday September 19 at 8 p.m. in the lecture hall on Main Street. Call to check that there are still seats available if you decide to attend (802-635-2727). Kingdom Books will be there with some of Fairchild's books, as well as New England poets' work.

If you need to brush up on Fairchild's work, here's a quick summary:

His Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest (New York: Norton, 2003) won the Texas Institute of Letters' 2003 "Best Book of Poetry" Award, a $5000 prize, as well as the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Of this work, Anthony Hecht wrote, "There is no more lyric celebration of America's grandeurs and desolations than in this superb collection of poems." The Art of the Lathe (Farmington: Alice James Books, 1998) received, among other recognition, the William Carlos Williams Award, the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the California Book Award, the Natalie Ornish Poetry Award, and the PEN Center USA West Poetry Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Award.

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