Rick Barot will be reading from his new collection of poetry, Chord, as part of the Fondren Library Cherry Reading Series at Rice Chapel, Rice University, on October 15, 5:30pm.
"A song plays throughout this collection and soon we realize that it’s Rick Barot’s chord, each poem a note striking harmony between living and the reverie of lives lived. . . . If these poems don’t move you, have your hearing checked."
–A. Van Jordan
Rick Barot was born in the Philippines, grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and received his MFA from the The Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. He is the author of The Darker Fall and Want and teaches at the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.