MARICK PRESS and THE WRITING CENTER at Oakland University,


LOCATED IN 212 Kresge Library at Oakland University.

9/24/2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

            The Poets Follies Reading Series sponsored by Marick Press and the Writing Center at Oakland University will be featuring the phenomenal poetry and translations of David Young, Todd Swift and Jason Storms , on September 24th at 6:30pm. There will be a question and answer session after the reading and an open mic as time permits.

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.
"For years I’ve considered David Young to be the best translator now at work in the United States. He brings the same hammered-out mastery and innate lyricism to individual poems as to entire works, and in this way may well be unique. I cannot think of a parallel. The more difficult the work the more likely Young is to find the perfect modern colloquial and emotional equivalents in western prosody."-- Franz Wright

TODD SWIFT is a British-Canadian poet, university teacher, editor, critic, and publisher based in the United Kingdom. Swift’s reviews and poetry have appeared internationally in both Poetry magazine (Chicago) and Poetry London.

Todd Swift is the Orson Welles of contemporary poetry - pioneering, charismatic, mischievous, and irrepressible. This Selected displays the full range of his manifold gifts; it is sure to win for him a host of fresh admirers. - Mark Ford

JASON STORMS grew up in Northern Michigan and now lives in Ferndale, Michigan, on the border of Detroit--a city you've probably read about in Dante. His writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Fugue, SLAB Literary, and The Oakland Journal. When he's not writing, he works for W.W. Norton. Prior to Norton, he survived Oakland University (which you've probably read about in Jane Austen).

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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Sept24The Poets’ Follies Reading Series, sponsored by Marick Press and The Oakland University Writing Center, will feature the poetry of David Young, Todd Swift and Jason Storms at 6:30PM. The reading will be followed by a question and answer session.
Wednesday September 24, 2014
6:30PM, Room 212, Kresge Library at Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309 
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