On Thursday, April 7th, Rick Barot will be reading from his award-winning book of poetry Chord at Middlebury College. The reading will take place at 4:30pm in the Coltrane Lounge of the Adirondack House. Chord recently won the 2016 UNT Rilke Prize and is currently a finalist for the LA Time Book Prize and PEN Open Book Award.
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.