Reading with Rick Barot at the Federal Way Library, March 2 at 7p

This Monday, March 2, I’ll have the pleasure of reading with Rick Barot at the Federal Way Library at 7p.

Rick Barot

Here’s a brief excerpt from his marvelous poem “Tarp,” (you can hear him read the whole thing online at poetryfoundation.org.)

I could go on
this way until the end of the page, even though
what I have in my mind isn’t the thing
itself, but the category of   belief that sees the thing
as a shelter for what is beneath it.

Rick is the author of three collections of poems; the most recent is CHORD, which will be published by Sarabande Books this July. He’s also the poetry editor of New England Review. Read more about Rick and his work.

2 thoughts on “Reading with Rick Barot at the Federal Way Library, March 2 at 7p

  1. susanrich

    Hi there,

    I think Chord is now slated for July 2015…

    You will see several of my students at your reading on Monday night — they all need to attend a reading for their Creative Writing class and you and Rick have been chosen! Will you have a Q and A? They are supposed to ask a question for their paper. Fingers crossed! I showed them poetry videos in class on Wednesday with Brian Turner and Lilly Myers (“Shrinking”).

    See you March 18th, if not before!

    Love, S

    On 2/28/15 1:09 PM, “Washington State Poet Laureate” wrote:

    > Elizabeth Austen posted: “This Monday, March 2, I’ll have the pleasure > of reading with Rick Barot at the Federal Way Library at 7p. Here’s a brief > excerpt from his marvelous poem “Tarp,” (you can hear him read the whole thing > online at poetryfoundation.org.) I could go on ” >

    1. Elizabeth Austen

      Wonderful – thank you, Susan. Yes, we’ll do a Q&A, and will be ready for your students’ questions. (And thanks for reminding me that Rick’s book isn’t out yet – I corrected that.) Looking forward to the Words West reading March 18, too!

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