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Saturday, May 2 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
A Poetry Reading with Nick Flynn & Beth Bachmann LIMITED

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Nick Flynn and Beth Bachmann will read and discuss their new collections of poetry (My Feelings, Graywolf Press) and (Do Not Rise, Pitt Poetry Series). Raised in Scituate, MA, Flynn is the award-winning author of three prior books of poetry and three memoirs. His Another Bullshit Night in Suck City was made into the motion picture, Being Flynn, starring Robert De Niro. Beth Bachmann is author of the poetry collection Temper, winner of the AWP Donald Hall Poetry Prize and Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Recently featured in American Poetry Review’s poets in conversation piece discussing a poetics of the extreme, Flynn and Bachmann will read poems that mediate the space between extremes of violence and love.

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Beth Bachmann

Writer in Residence, Vanderbilt University
Beth Bachmann is the author of two books from The Pitt Poetry Series: Temper (2009), winner of the AWP Donald Hall Prize and Kate Tufts Discovery Award and Do Not Rise (2015), winner of the Poetry Society of America Alice Fay di Castagnola Award. Each fall, she serves as Writer in Residence in the Vanderbilt University MFA program in Creative Writing. Find her @bethbachmann
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Nick Flynn

Nick Flynn’s “Another Bullshit Night in Suck City” (Norton, 2004), won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir, and has been translated into ten languages. He is also the author of two book of poetry, “Some Ether” (Graywolf, 2000), which won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, and “Blind Huber" (Graywolf, 2002). He has been awarded fellowships from The Guggenheim Foundation, The Library of Congress, The Amy Lowell Trust, and... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
PEM Morse Auditorium