Monday, April 28, 7 pm
1900 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis
Award-winning Colorado poet Pattiann Rogers brings a field biologist’s eye to nature’s particulars, the rare poet combining hard science and gobsmacked reverence, a "boundless love of the world, and remarkable dexterity as a poet," according to Orion Magazine. Her books will be for sale, and a reception will follow. The event is free with plenty of free parking. It is sponsored by Literary Witnesses and co-sponsored by The Loft Literary Center and Rain Taxi Review of Books.
Pattiann Roger is the author of fifteen books, including Firekeeper: New and Selected Poems (Milkweed Editions), a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Award from the Academy of American Poets and a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year. Her poems and essays appear often in the annual collection Best Spiritual Writing. Her collected essays, The Grand Array: Writings on Nature, Science and Spirit, was published in 2010 by Trinity University Press. Penguin Poets released her latest poetry collection, Holy Heathen Rhapsody. She lives near the Rocky Mountains with her husband, John Rogers, a geophysicist.
Among her many prizes are the Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, the Bock Prize from Poetry, the Roethke Prize from Poetry Northwest, and the Strousse Award from Prairie Schooner. She worked with Poet’s House, New York, The Milwaukee County Zoo, and the Milwaukee Public Library on a three-year project, The Language of Conservation.