February 17, 2017 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Poets Ed Skoog and Juliet Patterson will read from their new books of poetry.

Ed Skoog will read from Run the Red Lights. "Ed Skoog is a master of mischief and misdirection ... I find a unique alchemy in this book: a deep sadness combined with broad humor, and most of all a sense that I'm being allowed to see a poet watching himself in the midst of evolving, captured in motion like a series of time-lapse photographs." —Prairie Schooner

Ed Skoog is the author of Rough Day and Mister Skylight as well as the chapbooks Tool Kit , L'Allegro and Il Penseroso, and Field Recordings. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and was most recently a visiting writer at the University of Montana.

Juliet Patterson will read from Threnody, a lament. “It is Juliet Patterson’s lament, in particular, that brings us to such spare and evocative utterances that deftly construct “a little hole in the eye.” I am simply in awe of what I find in this collection.”—Prageeta Sharma

Patterson is the author of The Truant Lover, winner of the Nightboat Books Poetry Prize, and the chapbooks Epilogue and Dirge. As a community activist and artist, Patterson has worked on a number of collaborative projects related to place-making and the environment. She lives in Minneapolis with her partner and son.