Along with several others, Rick Barot will read from the work of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman in celebration of their extraordinary poetry at Northwind Arts Center on October 8, 7pm.
"I loved that I could feel him wrestling to understand his life, even while the poems make clear that he knows the limits of understanding. The fluidity with which Barot walks this difficult line between meaning and certainty makes these poems feel more born than made. This is a fantastic book."
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 directs The Rainier Writing Workshop, the low-residency MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University.