The Word Works, Poet Lore, and The Writer’s Center present Café Muse, featuring poets David Keplinger and Dorianne Laux. The evening begins at 7:15pm with a musical video featuring the classical guitar of Michael Davis. The readings begin at 7:30p, with opening remarks by a Café Muse co-host. The evening concludes at 8:30pm. Registration is free but required to get the Zoom link.
David Keplinger is the author of eight collections of poetry, most recently Ice (Milkweed Editions, 2023) and The World to Come (Conduit Books and Ephemera, 2021), winner of the 2021 Minds on Fire Prize. His book Another City (Milkweed Editions, 2018) was awarded the 2019 UNT Rilke Prize. In 2020 he won the Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America, and his work with Danish poet Carsten René Nielsen, Forty One Objects (Bitter Oleander, 2019) was a finalist for the National Translation Award. David teaches at American University in Washington, D.C.