The Anoka-Ramsey Community College English Department is pleased to present poet Jim Moore as the final author in the 2011-2012 Two Rivers Reading Series, Wednesday, April 11, 1 to 1:50 p.m. and again 2 to 2:50 p.m., Coon Rapids Campus Legacy Room.
This event is free and open to the public.
Moore will read from and discuss his seventh poetry collection, Invisible Strings, which was recently nominated for a Minnesota Book Award in poetry.
Invisible Strings, published by Graywolf Press in 2011, is Moore’s seventh book of poetry. A critic for Booklist wrote, “The moods [Moore] evokes include wistfulness, of course, and the deeper, more poignant ones of love and grief.” Moore’s explores the passage of time, loss, aging, love, and much more in his brief and inviting poems. About Moore’s poetry, a writer for the Star Tribune commented, “With his simple poems that celebrate humanity and articulate pain, Jim Moore elevates economy of phrase to an art.”
Moore's poems have appeared in numerous publications and journals, including American Poetry Review, The Nation, The New Yorker and The Pushcart Prize Anthology. Moore teaches creative writing at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minn. and lives during part of the year in Minneapolis, Minn., and part of the year in Spoleto, Italy.
The Anoka-Ramsey Community College Two Rivers Reading Series continues to bring local, regional, national and internationally-acclaimed authors to the college’s Coon Rapids Campus. Throughout the academic year, the series focuses on poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama and offers free readings to students and the general public. Following events, authors are typically available for book signings.
For more information about Moore’s readings or the Two River Reading Series, contact Anoka-Ramsey Community College English Faculty member, Paige Riehl at 763-433-1347 or Paige.Riehl@anokaramsey.edu.