Published April 08, 2015

‘Wonderful, weird, surprising’

Writer Alan Michael Parker to read from his recent work on April 13
Writer Alan Michael Parker will visit Monmouth College on April 13 to read from his recent poems and fiction at 7 p.m. in the lounge of the Mellinger Teaching and Learning Center.
 
Sponsored by the department of English, the event is free and open to the public. There will be time for questions following Parker’s reading, and the author will also be available during a brief reception after the event.
 
“For samples of his wonderful, weird and surprising work, visit alanmichaelparker.com,” said David Wright, MC assistant professor of English.
 
A professor of English at prestigious Davidson College, Parker is the author of three novels, including “Whale Man” (WordFarm, 2011) and “The Committee on Town Happiness” (Dzanc Books, 2014), as well as eight collections of poetry, the most recent of which is “The Ladder” (Tupelo Press, forthcoming in 2015). Parker also teaches in the MFA program at University of Tampa.
 
His prose has been featured in The Believer, The New Yorker and the New York Review of Books, and his poetry regularly appears in The Yale Review, Kenyon Review, The American Poetry Review, The Gettysburg Review, The New Republic, The New Yorker, Paris Review and Pleiades, among many others. He is also co-editor, along with Monmouth College English professor Mark Willhardt, of two scholarly works.
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