Today’s Inprint presentation of Rae Armantrout and Christian Wiman is a must-see for poetry fans. “This should be a very exciting night, because these are two poets whose work calls into question our core notions of what a poem is, and what it does, and how it relates to us,” says Inprint Executive Director Rich Levy. Armantrout is the recipient of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in poetry as well as the winner of the 2009 National Book Critics Circle award for her book Versed. Her poetry has been described as “striking for its wit and linguistic inventiveness.” Wiman is known in certain circles as the often controversial editor of the magazine Poetry. He too is an award-winning poet; his work is noted for its playful humor and unapologetic interest in the meaning of life and death. Following the reading, there will be an interview with the authors conducted by University of Houston Creative Writing Program faculty member Ange Mlinko, as well as a signing and author meet-and-greet. 7:30 p.m. Neuhaus Stage, Alley Theater, 615 Texas. For information, call 713-521-2026 or visit www.inprinthouston.org. $5.
Mon., Feb. 27, 2012