Three accomplished poets to visit

On Friday, September 11, poets John Gallaher and Wayne Miller will read from their work at 4pm, and on Tuesday, September 15, poet Carrie Etter will read at 4 p.m.—with both events taking place at the Merwin Gallery, Ames School of Art.

John Gallaher is the author of three full-length poetry collections, the most recent being Map of the Folded World (Univ. of Akron Press, 2009). A winner of the Levis Poetry Prize, Gallaher is currently co-editor of The Laurel Review and GreenTower Press. He resides in Maryville, Missouri, where he teaches creative writing and composition courses at Northwest Missouri State University.

Miller, a co-editor at Pleiades and senior editor of Pleiades Press, is the author of The Book of Props (Milkweed, 2009) and Only the Senses Sleep (New Issues, 2006). He has received the Ruth Lilly Fellowship and the Bess Hokin Prize from Poetry magazine, and has published in such prestigious journals as the Paris Review, Gettysburg Review, Boulevard, and Crazyhorse. Miller lives in Kansas City and teaches at the University of Central Missouri.

Carrie Etter grew up in Normal, Illinois and is a staple on WGLT’s “Poetry Radio.” She’s taught creative writing at Bath Spa University in England since 2004, and her first book, The Tethers (Seren Books), was recently published in June. Poems of hers have appeared in The New Republic, Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Seneca Review, Stand, The Times Literary Supplement, and other journals, and her next collection, Divining for Starters, will be published by Shearsman Books in early 2011.

The readings, sponsored by the English department, are free and open to the public. Writing concentration students are especially encouraged to attend.