Mark Strand is in town! In case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s where — he’ll be speaking tonight at the downtown library at 7pm, as part of the University of Utah Guest Writers’ Series.
I’ve had the pleasure over the last few days of attending not one, but two of his small events. Last night he signed books for us and for attendees, here in the bookstore, and then this afternoon he gave a reading for Parklane Stylish Senior Apartments. This is a man who is generous with his time, and very generous with his words — 13 books of poetry, 10 of prose, and 4 translations.
The new book is New Selected Poems, and we may not have any in stock after tonight. So go! Listen to a Pulitzer prize winning poet! And then come back tomorrow for pictures and (hopefully) Paula’s recap of the reading at the library.