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|Please join us for an evening of poetry as Albert Goldbarth reads and discusses his latest collection of poetry published by Graywolf Press.
Virtuoso poet Albert Goldbarth returns with a new collection that describes the wonders of everyday people—overprotective parents, online gamblers, newlyweds, Hercules, and Jesus. In Goldbarth’s poetry—expansive, wild, and hilarious—he argues that our ordinary failures, heroics, joy, and grief are worth giving voice to, giving thanks for. Everyday People is an extraordinary new book by a poet who “in thirty-five years of writing has amassed a body of work as substantial and intelligent as that of anyone in his generation” (William Doreski, The Harvard Review).
“Again Goldbarth directs his amazing collection of little-known facts toward the same simple truths: people fall in and out of love, grow old, die, and hope to be remembered, even as Goldbarth hopes to remember and cherish every odd quotation he incorporates from an ‘astute, high-style comic strip,’ from Whitney Houston, from Charles Darwin, from his friends, all treated with a sympathetic and finally optimistic gusto, ‘large and excited and various and full of that / exuberance we call everyday life.’”—Publishers Weekly
“Albert Goldbarth must be accounted one of our most considerable poets.”—Poetry
Albert Goldbarth is the author of more than twenty-five books of poetry, including To Be Read in 500 Years andThe Kitchen Sink: New and Selected Poems, 1972-2007. He lives in Wichita, Kansas.