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Montana Poet Laureate Michael Earl Craig poetry readingArt :: Poetry
Montana Poet Laureate Michael Earl Craig poetry reading
6:00 PM
The Elling House Arts & Humanities Center
Montana Poet Laureate Michael Earl Craig poetry reading
6pm Meet & Greet; 7pm reading
Michael Earl Craig, or "Earl," is a farrier who lives just outside of Livingston with his wife, Susan, a mule and a dog. Mr. Craig has an antiquated lifestyle, preferring to use non-electric tools - manual typewriters, old-fashioned bicycles, anvil and hammer, his hands. He personifies rural values in that he makes his living from working with horses, but oddly - and fortunately for us - he is also one of the preeminent poets of our day. Mr. Craig is an intellectual who has been recognized internationally for his impressive creative talents.

Published in the most contemporary and prestigious of presses (Wave Books, Fence and Knopf), Mr. Craig regularly gets requests for his work from journals like Poetry, The Believer, TriQuarterly Review and the journal of the Poetry Society of America. His poems have been translated into Dutch and Chinese, and he has been invited to read in cities all over the country as well as asked to serve as a visiting writer at various universities. Mr. Craig was a panelist for the Elk River Writer's Workshop and has been a presenter at both the High Plains BookFest in Billings and Montana Festival of the Book in Missoula. He is widely respected in both the eastern and western parts of our state as a poet of outstanding merit. More importantly, Mr. Craig is considered by all who have had the pleasure of studying with him to be a kind, generous and inspiring teacher of poetry.
Admission is by donation and open to the public
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: The Elling House Arts & Humanities Center
Address: 404 E. Idaho St Virginia City, MT 59755
Phone: 406-843-5507

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