Sam Hamill, Thursday, October 13th, 7:00 p.m.

WHEN: Thursday, October 13th, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bevard Studio in the Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter.

Free for DWC Members. $5 for non-members.
Tickets: (315) 474-6851 x314

Sam Hamill is the author of fourteen volumes of original poetry including Destination Zero: Poems 1970-1995, Gratitude, and Dumb Luck; three collections of essays (including A Poet’s Work), and two dozen volumes translated from ancient Greek, Latin, Estonian, Japanese, and Chinese, most recently, The Essential Chuang Tzu, Narrow Road to the Interior and Other Writings of Basho, and Crossing the Yellow River: Three Hundred Poems from the Chinese. He is editor of The Gift of Tongues: Twenty-five Years of Poetry from Copper Canyon Press, The Erotic Spirit, Selected Poems of Thomas McGrath, and (with Bradford Morrow) The Complete Poems of Kenneth Rexroth. He taught in prisons for fourteen years, in artist-in-residency programs for twenty years, and has worked extensively with battered woman and children. He has been the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the U.S.-Japan Friendship Commission. Other honors include a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, two Washington Governor’s Arts Awards, and an anti-censorship award from PEN Oakland. He is founding editor of Copper Canyon Press and director of the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference. He founded Poets Against the War in January 2003, and in March delivered to Congress 13,000 poems by 12,000 poets, and edited a best-selling selection, Poets Against the War (Nation Books, 2003).His A Pisan Canto was recently published by Floating Bridge Press.

For more information about Sam Hamill and to read some pomes, click here.


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