Thursday, June 2, 2011, at 7:00 pm, poets Chard deNiord and Thomas Lux will read as part of the fourth season of the Collected Poets Series. Mocha Maya’s Coffee House, 47 Bridge St, Shelburne Falls, MA. ($2-5 suggested donation)
Chard deNiord is the author of four books of poetry, The Double Truth (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), Night Mowing (The University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005), Sharp Golden Thorn (Marsh Hawk Press, 2003), and Asleep in the Fire (University of AlabamaPress, 1990). His book of interviews and essays on seven American poets (Galway Kinnell,Maxine Kumin, Ruth Stone, Lucille Clifton, Donald Hall, Robert Bly, Jack Gilbert) titled Sad Friends, Drowned Lovers, Stapled Songs, Conversations and Reflections on 20th Century American Poets is scheduled to appear from Marick Press in the fall of this year. He is an associate professor of English at Providence College and co-founder of the New England College MFA Program in Poetry, of which he was also the program director for seven years. He lives in Putney,Vermont with his wife Liz.
Thomas Lux‘s latest collection is God Particles (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008). Other books include The Cradle Place, The Street of Clocks, New and Selected Poems: 1975-1995, a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize; The Blind Swimmer: Selected Early Poems: 1970-1975, and Split Horizon, winner of the Kingsley-Tufts Poetry Award. His distinguished teaching career includes twenty-seven years on the writing faculty and as Director of the MFA Program in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence. He has taught at Emerson College, Warren Wilson’s MFA Program for Writers, and other universities. A finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award in Poetry and recipient of three NEA grants and a Guggenheim Fellowship, Lux holds the Bourne Chair in Poetry and directs the McEver Visiting Writers Program at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.