Rick Barot will be reading from his new poetry collection, Chord (2015), at Texas Tech University on November 3rd. He will be reading as part of the Texas Tech Creative Writing Program Reading Series. The reading will take place at the English Auditorium at 7:30 P.M.
The poems of Chord are without flash or gimmick, and though they accurately reflect our moment, they would have been recognized as superb poetry in any time or place. In this his third book, Rick Barot solidifies and extends his reputation as a meticulous, elegant, musical contemporary American poet.
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.