Poet Patrick Rosal to Read Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Stoddard Hall

Rosal will also give a lecture, titled “The Art of the Mistake,” at 7:30 pm Thurs., Feb. 9, in the Poetry Center, Wright Hall.

Poet Patrick Rosal

Tuesday, Feb. 7
7:30 pm Poetry Reading - Stoddard Hall Auditorium
Thursday, Feb. 9
7:30 pm Lecture - Poetry Center, Wright Hall

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

In addition to the February 7 reading and the February 9 lecture, Rosal will offer Smith students workshops and conferences during a week-long residence. His visit to the Pioneer Valley is made possible by a generous gift from Smith alumna Tammis Day. For further information, contact Jennifer Blackburn in the Poetry Center office at (413) 585-4891 or Ellen Doré Watson, Poetry Center director, at (413) 585-3368.

For disability access information or to request accommodations, call (413) 585-2407. To request a sign language interpreter specifically, call (413) 585-2071 (voice or TTY) or e-mail ODS@smith.edu. All requests must be made at least 10 days prior to the event.

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.

book cover Boneshepherds by Patrick RosalAn award-winning author and riveting performer, Rosal thrills with his speed, tenderness and daring, according to critics. The political and personal are inextricably twined in his poems, which can’t help singing, shocking or instructing. Blending a New Jersey childhood with his Filipino heritage, Rosal brings irrepressible heart and intelligence to tales of love, violence and identity. Rosal's books of poetry include Uprock headspin scramble and dive (2003), Uncommon denominators (2001); My American Kundiman (2006); and Boneshepherds (2011).

Search the Five College Library Catalog by author for <Rosal, Patrick> for books.

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Biography in Context
Includes an entry from Contemporary Authors, updated 2003, and Contemporary Poets, updated 2001 . Also journal and magazine articles.

Online Texts

Expanded Academic Index
Search by keyword for <Patrick Rosal> to find or link to poems and reviews. Use SC Links  to connect to full text.


Website Link
Patrick Rosal's website http://www.patrickrosal.com/
Google Video Search for Patrick Rosal http://www.google.com/video


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