Marick Press and Writing Center host Poetry Reading
10/13/2013, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
DAVID YOUNG is an editor at Oberlin College Press and the acclaimed author of ten books of poetry, which include Black Lab (2006) and Seasoning: A Poet's Year (1999). Beyond his own work, Young has also translated a wide range of poets including Rilke, Petrarch, Holub, Montale, Du Fu, and Celan. Young will be reading from both his translations and original work.
"Celan's English language readers, and readers to come, will be deeply grateful for this new translation of his second book. I admire David Young's clear and respectful introduction, generous to his colleagues in Celan translation, and helpful in providing a broad context for this poetry; and I admire, especially, his faithfulness in spirit as he becomes a 'water-diviner' of Celan's work. Young is a subtle, trusting reader of the ways this poet of poets took—as he had to—to create a completely new poetry."
—Jean Valentine, New York State Poet Laureate, 2008-2010
SHERRY WYNN PERDUE is a writer and director of the Oakland University Writing Center. Her publications on evidence-based research in writing centers, the unique needs of dissertation writers, and information literacy have appeared in The Writing Center Journal, Education Libraries, and the Journal of Academic Librarianship. In addition to her own writing, Wynn Perdue serves as managing editor of the Oakland Journal and she has edited such publications as Re-Visions: Journal of the Women's Studies Program at Michigan State University and The Oil Pipeline Monitor. She also reviews books for academic publishers, and most recently heads WriteSpace Consulting, an editing and custom writing initiative. She will be reading from her memoir, a current work in process, Married on a Monday—7 ½ Years Later—and Other Quirky Tales of An Academic Storyteller.
MARIELA GRIFFOR is the publisher at Marick Press and Vice-Dean of the Consular Corps of Michigan. She is the author of two poetry collections titled House and The Psychiatrist. She will read excerpts from her books of poetry Exiliana and House.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Kresge Library Writing Center
2200 N. Squirrel Rd
Rochester MI, 48309