April 13, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Poets Kyle McCord and Wayne Miller will read from their new poetry collections.  

Kyle McCord will read from Magpies in the Valley of Oleanders from Trio House Press. Kyle McCord is the author of five books of poetry including You Are Indeed an Elk, But This is Not the Forest You Were Born to Graze, and Gentle, World, Gentler. His work has been featured in AGNI, Boston Review, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly and elsewhere. The founding editor of American Microreviews and Interviews, he lives in Des Moines, Iowa, and teaches at Drake University.

Wayne Miller will read from his new book published by Milkweed, Post-. Miller is the author of The City, Our City, The Book of Props, and Only the Senses Sleep, and is the translator of two books from the Albanian poet Moikom Zeqo. He teaches at the University of Colorado Denver, where he edits Copper Nickel.

“Part stark elegy where the ghosts we carry are relentlessly tied to us, part unrelenting look into today’s world of social media, loneliness, and violence, and part fierce celebration of survival, Post- is a gorgeous and complex book of poems that both startles and soothes.” —Ada Limon