DWC Visiting Author Readings: Poets Alex Cigale and Michael Jennings
Friday, May 26, 2017
Alex Cigale’s poems and translations have appeared in Colorado Review, Harvard Review Online, Kenyon Review Online, New England Review, PEN America, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. In 2015, he was awarded an NEA Literary Translation Fellowship for his work on the poet of the St. Petersburg philological school Mikhail Eremin. Russian Absurd: Daniil Kharms, Selected Writings (Northwestern University Press) is his first full book.
Michael Jennings was born in the French Quarter of New Orleans and grew up in East Texas and the deserts of southwestern Iran. His work has been translated into Czech, Lithuanian, and Chinese. For 21 years he has lived with his wife, Suzanne Shane, along with their pack of Siberian huskies, overlooking Otisco Lake. His most recent collection of poems is Crossings: A Record of Travel, which was awarded the 2016 CNY Book Award for Poetry.