Listen and learn from an award winning poet beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. Wisconsin Laureate Poet, Max Garland will host a free poetry reading and discussion. Enjoy Max reading his poetry and sharing insights into his work as part of the Words Worth Hearing Series at the T. B. Scott Library in Merrill. The free refreshments from Checkered Churn and coffee from First Street Coffee Station plus other beverages will add to your enjoyment as we explore poetry together.
A first generation college student, Garland left a 10-year career as a mail carrier to pursue his love of poetry. He earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa in 1989 and has been teaching since 1990; currently he is Professor of English as the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. His first poetry collection, The Postal Confessions (1995), which earned the prestigious Juniper Prize for Poetry, chronicles his years carrying the mail in a classic American voice, discovering deeply felt significance within everyday experiences often drawn from the lives of the folks who lived on his rural mail route.
For additional information on this or other Scott Free library programs, check www.tbscottlibrary.org or call the library at 715-536-7191. After his reading, Max will have his poetry collection available for sale and signing.