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Malvern Books presents: An Evening with Reginald Gibbons & Michael Anania

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An Evening with Reginald Gibbons & Michael Anania
WHEN: October 20, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
COST: Free
Join us for a reading with poets Reginald Gibbons and Michael Anania.

ReginaldReginald Gibbons is the author of nine books of poems, most recently Creatures of a Day (Finalist for the National Book Award) and Slow Trains Overhead: Chicago Poems and Stories. His novel Sweetbitter is set in Texas in the early years of the 20th century. He has also published translations of Spanish and Mexican poetry, and of Sophocles’ Antigone and Euripides’ Bacchae. His newest book is How Poems Think (University of Chicago Press), a book for poets and readers of poetry which Rosanna Warren calls “a hymn of praise to the spell-casting powers of patterned language.”

Michael AMichael Anania is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer. His published work includes twelve collections of poetry, among them Selected Poems (l994), In Natural Light (1999), Once Again, Flowered (2001) and Heat Lines (2006). A new collection, Continuous Showings, is due out this year. His poetry is widely anthologized and has been translated into Italian, German, French, Spanish and Czech. He has also published a novel, The Red Menace, and a collection of essays, In Plain Sight. Anania was poetry editor of Audit, a quarterly, founder and co-editor of Audit/Poetry, poetry editor of Partisan Review, a contributing editor to Tri-Quarterly, and poetry and literary editor of The Swallow Press. He also served as a panelist for the NEA, the NEH and the Illinois Arts Council. Anania has taught at SUNY at Buffalo, Northwestern University, and the University of Chicago, and is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He lives in Austin, Texas and on Lake Michigan.