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The Promises of Palmer 

Most of us hear "poetry reading," and our mouths go dry: We lick our lips, lower our eyes, and mutter excuses of sick grandmothers, dogs to walk and evidence of flu symptoms. If you are of the dry-mouth-excuse clan, come hear Michael Palmer read his poetry tonight at 8 p.m. at Washington University's Hurst Lounge, and you will never shirk from readings again. Palmer is a contemporary poet often categorized as a language poet. His early influences include Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan and Clark Coolidge. He has published ten collections of poetry (The Promises of Glass and Company of Moths among those), collaborated with visual artists, and received a Guggenheim and a Wallace Stevens Award. In short, you won't hear poetry of this caliber at the local coffee shop. The reading, part of Washington University's Writing Program Reading Series, is free and open to the public. The Hurst Lounge is located in Duncker Hall on Wash. U.'s campus (Forsyth and Skinker boulevards). For more information visit artsci.wustl.edu/~english or call 314-935-7130.
Thu., Feb. 28, 2008

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