Poet Michael Palmer at Russell House

Poet and translator Michael Palmer will read at Russell House this Wednesday. Lucia Pier ’08 writes:

Born in Manhattan, poet and translator Michael Palmer has lived in San Francisco since 1969. Palmer has worked with the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company for over thirty years and has collaborated with many visual artists and composers.

His most recent collections of poems are Codes Appearing (Poems 1979-1988) and Company of Moths. A prose work, The Danish Notebook, was published in 1999, and his selected essays and talks, Active Boundaries, appeared in July of 2008.

Among his awards, Palmer has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts grants in poetry, and, in the fall of 2006, the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets. He has taught at various universities in the United States and Europe, and his writings have been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

Contact Lucia at russellhouse@wes for more information. Also see here and here for samples of Palmer’s poetry.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 15
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Russell House (350 High St.)