Eric Baus and Cole Swensen

FELIX: A Series of New Writing
Thursday, September 20 – 4:30 p.m.

126 Memorial Library, UW-Madison campus

The fall semester’s FELIX event features Eric Baus and Cole Swensen.

Baus is the editor of Minus House chapbooks and the author of a number of publications and chapbooks including The To Sound and The Space Between Magnets. His latest chapbook, Tuned Droves, is forthcoming. He won the 2002 Verse Prize and his poems have appeared in Verse, Hambone, First Intensity and Colorado Review.

Swensen is the author of eleven books of poetry, the latest of which, The Glass Age, was published January 2007. She has won numerous awards including the San Francisco Poetry Center Book Award, two Pushcart Prizes and a National Poetry Series selection. She has also received numerous grants for translating and writing and is the founder of La Presse, which publishes contemporary French poetry in translation. She teaches at the University of Iowa in the Writers’ Workshop and divides her time between Iowa, Washington D.C. and Paris.

Named after Felix Pollak (1909–1987), poet and former curator of Special Collections, this reading series invites original, young writers in the area to provide a forum for conversation on the evolution of “little magazines” and their role in literary culture.


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