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The Smartish Pace Reading Series

Sunday, September 26, 2010
02:00 PM–03:30 PM

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The Sleep of Reason and Other Mysteries

The Smartish Pace Reading Series continues with poets Michael Collier and David Gewanter.

Michael Collier is the author of five books of poems, most recently Dark Wild Realm; and co-editor of A William Maxwell Portrait. Poet Laureate of Maryland from 2001–2004, his poems appeared in Smartish Pace, Issue 17.

David Gewanter is the author of three books of poems: In the Belly, The Sleep of Reason and War Bird; and co-editor of Robert Lowell: Collected Poems. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 9. Gewanter is a professor at Georgetown University.

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