Michael Palma’s Poetry Reading

When:
September 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
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Cost:
Free
Contact:
Anne Dempsey
(802) 463-4270

Michael Palma will be reading a selection of his poems – poems about cats who “love themselves with your hand,” pigs who “grunt and root in (their) tight little shoes,” poems about dancing: “offer a hip to the air, flip and revolve. Rain in your fingertips…”and poems that challenge the norms: “Respect the setters of standards, the justifiers, whose reasons are the same as their desires.” Get ready for a new look at weather, war, love and so much more from this poet’s unique perspective.  

Palma has published four collections of verse: The Egg Shape, Antibodies, A Fortune in Gold, and Begin in Gladness. His poetry has also been anthologized in Penguin’s Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry. When not writing his own poetry, he translates the work of renowned Italian poets–eighteen volumes, including a fully rhymed version of Dante’s Inferno–for which he has won international awards. Other than translations, his most recent book is Faithful in My Fashion: Essays on the Translation of Poetry.. He lives with his wife in Bellows Falls, Vermont.  

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