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Three Minnesota Poets: Candace Black, Matt Mauch and Richard Robbins read new work

Candace Black lives in south-central Minnesota, where she teaches creative writing at Minnesota State University Mankato.  Her books of poetry include Whereabouts (Snake Nation Press, 2017), The Volunteer (New Rivers Press, 2003) and the chapbook Casa Marina (RopeWalk Press, 2010).  Her nonfiction has appeared in several journals, including Pinyon, Great River Review, and War, Literature and the Arts.
Matt Mauch is the author of Bird Brain (Trio House Press). He hosts the annual Great Twin Cities Poetry Read, and also the Maeve’s Sessions readings, and edits the anthology Poetry City, USA, an annual collection of poetry and prose on poetry. A 2011 recipient of Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, his poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Salt Hill, H_NGM_N, DIAGRAM, Willow Springs, The Los Angeles Review, South Dakota Review, Sonora Review, Water~Stone Review, ILK, NOÖ Journal, InDigest, and Spinning Jenny, and on the Poetry Daily and Verse Daily websites. Mauch teaches creative writing at Normandale Community College, and lives in Minneapolis.
Richard Robbins was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Southern California and Montana. He studied as an undergraduate with Glover Davis and Carolyn Forché at San Diego State University, and as a graduate student with Richard Hugo, Madeline DeFrees, Tess Gallagher, and William Pitt Root at the University of Montana. He has published five full-length books: The Invisible Wedding was published in 1984 by the University of Missouri Press as part of its Breakthrough Series, Famous Persons We Have Known in 2000 by Eastern Washington University Press, and The Untested Hand in 2008 by The Backwaters Press. Radioactive City won the Bellday Prize and was published in 2009 by Bellday Books. Other Americas was released in 2010 by Blueroad Press. Over the years, he's received awards and fellowships from The Loft, the McKnight Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Society of America. From 1986-2014, Robbins directed the Good Thunder Reading Series at Minnesota State University Mankato, where he continues to direct the creative writing program. In 2006, he was awarded the Kay Sexton Award for long-standing dedication and outstanding work in fostering books, reading and literary activity in Minnesota. His Body Turn to Rain: New & Selected Poems was published in May 2017.

Event date: 
Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
38 S Snelling Ave
Common Good Books
St Paul, MN 55105
Bird Brain Cover Image
ISBN: 9780996586443
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Published: Trio House Press - January 1st, 2017

Body Turn to Rain Cover Image
ISBN: 9780899241517
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Published: Lynx House Press - May 15th, 2017