Next Monday (10 May) the celebrated US poets Peter Gizzi and Michael Heller will be reading at The University of Warwick's Chaplaincy, 3-5pm, in a free event. Petter is over from the US on a brief tour and this is a great opportunity to see someone on a fast upwards trajectory in the world of exciting poetry.
Peter Gizzi's books include The Outernationale (Wesleyan, 2007), Some Values of Landscape and Weather (Wesleyan, 2003), Artificial Heart (Burning Deck, 1998), and Periplum (Avec Books, 1992) along with an expanded edition of his first collection, published in Britain: Periplum and other poems 1987-92 (Salt, 2004). He has won numerous awards and is currently Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and poetry editor of The Nation magazine.
New York poet Michael Heller is making a return visit to Warwick following the success of his last appearance here four years ago. His recent publications are Beckmann Variations & other poems (Shearsman, 2010), Eschaton (Taliusman House, 2009), and Two Novellas: Marble Snows & The Study (ahadada press, 2009). Two books of essays as well as his Exigent Futures: New and Selected Poems (2003) are available in the UK from Salt.