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Poetry
5:59 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Poet Jay Baron Nicorvo tackles the tough subject of deadbeat dads

Poet Jay Baron Nicorvo

Severe winter weather prevented poet Jay Baron Nicorvo from reading at WMU as scheduled in late January. The reading was rescheduled for February 28 in the Bernhard Center. Nicorvo teaches writing at Western Michigan University.

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Poetry
12:00 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Detroit-born poet laureate Philip Levine to read at WMU

What Work Is by Philip Levine

Philip Levine, the most recent poet laureate, is coming to Western Michigan University Friday. Levine was born in Detroit. Some of his most famous poems are about his time working for General Motors, a job he says he didn't like very much. 

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Poetry
12:00 am
Mon September 10, 2012

A Mind Like This: Susan Blackwell Ramsey's poetry book comes with a dash of humor

Susan Blackwell Ramsey reading from one of her poems in WMUK's Studio B.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

An interview with poet Susan Blackwell Ramsey

Susan Blackwell Ramsey will read from her book A Mind Like This Wednesday night at the Portage District Library. In her interview with WMUK’s Zinta Aistars, Ramsey talked about how her mind seems to remember only the most trivial things. This is the basis for her title poem “A Mind Like This.” 

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Poetry
12:00 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Poet Deborah Gang examines technology and family life in her work

Deborah Gang reading from one of her poems in WMUK's Studio B.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Bell’s Brewery will host the New Issues Annual Poetry Celebration this Sunday. The event will feature local poetry readings, a performance by Whiskey Before Breakfast, and an auction—all part of an effort to keep New Issues Press afloat through the Herbert Scott Legacy Fund. Deborah Gang is one of about ten poets who will read at the celebration. Here’s her poem “Life Before Google”:

We never settled any argument

because the unabridged dictionary

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