Rick Barot will be reading from his new collection of poetry, Chord, at the Russell House in Middletown, CT, 8pm.
"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 teaches at the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.