Poets Dustin Pearson & Mario Chard
Midtown Reader is honored to present poets Dustin Pearson & Mario Chard in conversation on September 7th. Join us for an evening of poetry, and pick up a signed copy of Millennial Roost by Dustin Pearson and Land of Fire by Mario Chard.
"Dustin Pearson is a McKnight Doctoral Fellow in Creative Writing at Florida State University. The recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, Pearson has served as the editor of Hayden’s Ferry Review and a Director of the Clemson Literary Festival. He won the Academy of American Poets Katharine C. Turner Prize and holds an MFA from Arizona State University. His work appears in Blackbird, Vinyl Poetry, Bennington Review, and elsewhere. Millennial Roost is his first book."
"Mario Chard was born in northern Utah. The son of an Argentine immigrant mother and an American father, he is the author of Land of Fire, selected by Robert Pinsky for the 2016 Dorset Prize from Tupelo Press. Recent poems have appeared in the The New Yorker, Poetry, Boston Review, and elsewhere. Winner of the “Discovery” / Boston Review Poetry Prize and a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, he currently teaches in Atlanta, Georgia, where he lives with his wife and sons."
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