The Writer’s Center welcomes poet Michael Blumenthal for a reading from his new collection, Correcting the World, Poems Selected & New 1980-2024.
Free and open to the public, limited space, registration required below.
Described by Nobel-Prize winner Seamus Heaney as “one of the natural poets of his generation,” and by Nobel Prize-winning poet Joseph Brodsky as “a highly attractive presence in contemporary American poetry,” Michael Blumenthal is the former Director of Harvard’s Creative Writing Program and, more recently, Copenhauer Visiting Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Immigration Clinic at the West Virginia University College of Law. His latest book, Don’t Die: Poems, 2012-2021, was published in 2021 and his non-fiction book, “Because They Needed Me”: Rita Miljo and the Orphaned Baboons of South Africa, in 2016. He is the author of nine previous volumes of poetry, and a book of short stories, The Greatest Jewish-American Lover in Hungarian History, which was published in 2014, as well as the memoir All My Mothers and Fathers, the novel Weinstock Among the Dying (winner of the Ribelow Prize) and a collection of essays from Central Europe, When History Enters the House. More than 40 years ago, he taught at The Writer’s Center at Glen Echo and now divides his time between D.C. and the small Hungarian village of Hegymagas near the shores of Lake Balaton.
About Correcting the World, Poems Selected & New 1980-2024
An important and long-awaited survey of the finest poems from the accomplished and well-praised Michael Blumenthal. The collection chooses from nine published volumes (the lovely and engaging book Laps is included in its entirety) and includes ten new works from this indefatigable poet.
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