Michael Klein and Donald Morrill to Read

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The joint reading is at 7:30 pm in Stoddard Auditorium. Morrill will also give a craft lecture on Thurs., Mar.3, at 7:30 pm in the Poetry Center.

Donald Morrill

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
7:30 pm Joint Poetry Reading (Michael Klein and Donald Morrill) - Stoddard Hall Auditorium
Thursday, March 3, 2011
7:30 pm Lecture (Donald Morrill) "Designs of Anger in Poetry" - Poetry Center, Wright Hall

The poetry reading will be followed by a book sale and signing. Both events are free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.

Morrill will spend a week in residency at Smith, offering workshops and student conferences. His visit to the Pioneer Valley is made possible by a generous gift from Smith alumna Tammis Day.

For further information, consult the Smith College Poetry Center, or the press release posted on Smith College News Releases.

[Image: Michael Klein]


then, we were still living by Michael Klein, c2010

Michael Klein is an award-winning poet, memoirist and anthologist. His publications include the anthology Poets for Life: 76 Poets Respond to AIDS (1989), which received a Lambda Literary Award, In The Company of My Solitude (1995) and Things Shaped in Passing (1997). Most recently, he's received significant praise for his second collection of poems, then, we were still living (2010). In his memoir Track Conditions, he reflects on his alcoholism, childhood abuse, relationships, and his experience as a professional groom for a Kentucky Derby-winning horse. The End of Being Known (2009), explores sex, desire, love, friendship and incest.

Search by author to locate <Klein, Michael 1954> in the Five College Library Catalog.

Biography in Context - Michael Klein biographical information from Contemporary Authors Online 2005.

Impetuous Sleeper, by Donald Morrill, c2009.


Donald Morrill made his debut in 1998, first with a collection of essays called A Stranger's Neighborhood and, later that year, with At the Bottom of the Sky, a book of poems. He has since continued to prove his versatility with three non-fiction books, as well as a second book of poems, With Your Back to Half the Day (2005). Morrill's most recent publication, Impetuous Sleeper (2009), is a collection of essays regarding wakefulness.

Search by author to locate <Morrill, Donald> in the Five College Library Catalog.

Online Texts


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