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  • Date: October 22
  • Time: 7:00pm - 7:00pm PT

Poetry & the Wilderness of the Present: Mark Irwin & Erin Malone

“Poetry is born of crisis or will seek it,” writes Mark Irwin. “By confronting, accessing, and engaging the present, the poet strives to find an everywhere at once and a place of communion with the reader.”

Join us for a reading of two acclaimed poets—Irwin, and Erin Malone—who both seek an entanglement with wildness and danger in their poems, and find a “a place of communion” in the process.

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About the Readers

Mark IrwinMark Irwin is the author of ten collections of poetry, including Shimmer (2020), A Passion According to Green (2017), American Urn: Selected Poems (1987-2014), and Bright Hunger (2004). Recognition for his work includes The Nation/Discovery Award, two Colorado Book Awards, four Pushcart Prizes, the James Wright Poetry Award, the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry, and fellowships from the Fulbright, Lilly, and the NEA.


Erin Malone is the author of Hover and a chapbook, What Sound Does It Make. Her work has received fellowship support from Kimmel-Harding Nelson, The Anderson Center, Ucross, and Jentel, and has appeared most recently in FIELD, Ruminate, Radar Poetry,, and Cimarron Review. She is the former editor of Poetry Northwest.