Local Lit: Off the Page

March 17th, 2020 | 205 N. Dewey St. | Location: Eau Claire, WI

Local Lit: Off the Page

March 17th, 2020 | 205 N. Dewey St. | Location: Eau Claire, WI

March 17: Max Garland: New Work

(with ‘a little Irish thrown in for good luck’)

--Max Garland is the author of The Word We Used for It, winner of the 2017-18 Brittingham Poetry Prize. Previous books include The Postal Confessions, winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry, and Hunger Wide as Heaven, which won the Cleveland State Poetry Center Open Competition. He has received an NEA Poetry Fellowship, a Michener Fiction fellowship, inclusion in Best American Short Stories, and fellowships in both poetry and fiction from the Wisconsin Arts Board. Born and raised in Kentucky, where he worked as a rural letter carrier on the route where he was born, he is Professor Emeritus at UW-Eau Claire, the current Writer-in-Residence for the city of Eau Claire, and the former Poet Laureate of Wisconsin.