Michael Wilson, a local poet, reads from his first book, A Child of Storm, about Nikola Tesla. Poet Wayne Miller, whose latest collection Post-, which won the Rilke Prize, will also read.
About the Authors:
Michael J. Wilson teaches literature and writing college at the Santa Fe University of Art & Design. A Child of Storm is his first full-length collection of poetry.
Wayne Miller is the author of four poetry collections--most recently Post- (Milkweed, 2016; forthcoming) and The City, Our City (2011), which was a finalist for the William Carlos Williams Award and the Rilke Prize. He has co-edited three books--Literary Publishing in the 21st Century (2016; forthcoming), Tamura Ryuichi: On the Life & Work of a 20th Century Master (Unsung Masters, 2011), and New European Poets (Graywolf, 2008)--and co-translated two book by the Albanian poet Moikom Zeqo: Zodiac (Zephyr, 2015) and I Don't Believe in Ghosts (BOA, 2007). The recipient of awards from the Poetry Society of America, the Poetry Foundation, and Poetry Magazine, Miller served for twelve years on the staff of the literary journal Pleiades. In 2013 he was a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar to the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's University Belfast, in Northern Ireland. Since 2014 he has taught at the University of Colorado Denver, where he serves as the editor/managing editor of Copper Nickel.