Wisconsin Poet Laureate Next Presenter at Th@U


The next Thursdays @ the U lecture series presentation, scheduled for November 21, will feature Wisconsin State Poet Laureate Max Garland with a poetry reading session.  This presentation will be held from 12:30 – 1:20 p.m. in the UW-BC Blue Hills Lecture Hall in Rice Lake.              

All series presentations, which are open to the public free of charge, will be held every Thursday at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County in Rice Lake.                

Max Garland of Eau Claire is the Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2013-2014.  A first generation college student, Garland left a ten-year career as a mail carrier to pursue his love of poetry. He earned his Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Iowa in 1989 and has been teaching since 1990; currently a professor of English at UW-Eau Claire.  His first poetry collection, The Postal Confessions, earned the Juniper Prize for Poetry while his second book, Hunger Wide as Heaven, earned a national prize from the Cleveland State University Poetry Center.

With no lecture on Thanksgiving Thursday, the next presentation is on December 5 featuring Paul Chase, retiring Dean of UW-BC, offering a farewell lecture.

The Thursdays @ the U Lecture Series is sponsored by the UW-Barron County Foundation.  For more information, contact the campus at 715-234-8176.


Joel Friederich