Mile-High Writers Series Readings

Free and Open to the Public
Regis University Lowell Campus
3333 Regis Blvd. / Park in Lower Lot 4 (off of Lowell Blvd.)

Reading and Book Signing with Rodrigo Toscano

Thursday February 23 at 7 p.m.

Claver Hall, Mountain View Room

Rodrigo Toscano’s newest book of poetry, Explosion Rocks Springfield, is just out from Fence Books. His previous books include, Deck of Deeds, Collapsible Poetics Theater (National Poetry Series selection). To Leveling Swerve, Platform, Partisans, and The Disparities.  His poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies, including Voices Without Borders, Diasporic Avant Gardes, Angels of the Americlypse, Imagined Theatres, In the Criminal’s Cabinet, Earth Bound, and Best American Poetry. Toscano has received a New York State Fellowship in Poetry He works for the Labor Institute in conjunction with the United Steelworkers and the National Institute for Environmental Health Science. Toscano lives in New Orleans. 


Reading and Book Signing with Edward Hirsch

Thursday March 30 at 7 p.m.

Claver Recital Hall

American poet and critic Edward Hirsch wrote the national bestseller, How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry. Hirsch has published nine books of poems, including The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems (2010), which brings together thirty-five years of work, and Gabriel: A Poem (2014), a book-length elegy for his son that The New Yorker calls “a masterpiece of sorrow.” He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1985 and a five-year MacArthur Fellowship in 1997.  He received the William Riley Parker Prize from the Modern Language Association for the best scholarly essay in PMLA for the year 1991. He has also received an Ingram Merrill Foundation Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, a Pablo Neruda Presidential Medal of Honor, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature. He is a former Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Hirsch is president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in New York City.