Writers’ Workshop graduate, Kevin Boyle, will read from his new collection of poems, Astir. “Rich in detail and attentive in focus, Kevin Boyle’s poems rock back and forth between tenderness and irony. In language both fluent and metrical, they explore what it’s like to be alive and awake in today’s shifting cultural environment. Leavened with a fine wit and possessed of a restrained compassion for the male self coming to terms with the layers of his life, these are the sturdy poems of a grown man.” — Dorianne Laux
Kevin Boyle, a Philadelphia native, teaches at Elon University in North Carolina, where he lives with his family. His first book, A Home for Wayward Girls, was selected by Rodney Jones as the winner of The New Issues Poetry Prize.