Alan Michael Parker is the author of The Ladder (Tupelo Press), his eighth collection of poems, along with four novels, including Christmas in July, forthcoming from Dzanc Books. He has edited or co-edited five books, including The Manifesto Project (with Rebecca Hazelton), to be published in January 2017, by the University of Akron Press. His awards include three Pushcart Prizes, two inclusions in Best American Poetry, the Fineline Prize, the 2013 and 2014 Randall Jarrell Prize in Poetry, the North Carolina Book Award, and the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. Parker is the Douglas C. Houchens Professor of English at Davidson College. He also teaches in the University of Tampa’s low-residency M.F.A. program. More about Alan Michael Parker can be found at here. Follow him on twitter here.
In other news . . .
"Best American Poetry 2016" Launch Reading: Sept 22 at the New School in NYC 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
David Lehman, poetry coordinator for the Creative Writing Program and series editor, will moderate the event. He will be joined by Edward Hirsch, guest editor of the 2016 volume along with poets: Christopher Bakken, Catherine Barnett, Jill Bialosky, Paula Bohince, Marianne Boruch, Michelle Boisseau, Lynn Emanuel, Martín Espada, Charles Fort, Emily Fragos, Juliana Gray, Linda Gregerson, Mark Halliday, Jeffrey Harrison,Cynthia Hogue, Garrett Hongo, Erin Hoover, Richard Howard, T. R. Hummer, Major Jackson, Lawrence Joseph, Julie Kane, Keetje Kiupers, Loretta Collins Klobah, John Koethe, Deborah Landau, Robin Coste Lewis, Paul Mariani, Deborah Marquart, Hai-Dang Phan, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Stanley Plumly, James Richardson, Patrick Rosal, Brenda Shaughnessy, Anya Silver, Taije Silverman, Tom Sleigh, A.E. Stallings, Susan Stewart, Nomi Stone, Adrienne Su, Lee Upton, and Eleanor Wilner.
The Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011
It will be historic!