Echoes Across the Pond: Voices, Irish & American

Having fully recovered from St. Pat's Day, now you can celebrate Irish pride, literary-style. This Wednesday, local poets Joyce Sutphen, Tim Nolan, and Patricia Kirkpatrick, along with special guests Anne-Marie Fyfe and Cahal Dallat, will host an evening of Irish and American writing at the Loft. Boasting an impressive docket of poets, the event shouldn't disappoint, and will likely showcase enough variety for everyone's tastes. As the second Minnesota Poet Laureate and a previous Minnesota Book Award winner, Sutphen is a beloved Minnesota writer. Her work carries emotional heft through her steady examination of rural life and relationships. Kirkpatrick won the 2013 Minnesota Book Award, and also was the first recipient of the Milkweed Editions' Lindquist & Vennum Poetry Prize for Odessa. Author of And Then and The Sound of It (a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award), Nolan writes poetry that takes on everyday life with fresh voice and wit, and he has been featured on Garrison Keillor's MPR program The Writer's Almanac. Fyfe's fifth collection of poetry, No Second Acts, is due to come out in 2015. Dallat's first book of poems was Morning Star, and his most recent work is The Year of Not Dancing. A poet and musician, he also won the 2006 Strokestown International Poetry Competition. (L-R: Joyce Sutphen, Patricia Kirkpatrick, Tim Nolan)
Wed., March 26, 7 p.m., 2014

 
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