Sam Taylor: The Book of Fools

Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 at 6:00pm to Thursday, Nov 18, 2021 at 3:38am


'Writing Now/Reading Now' program next Tuesday features WSU professor and poet Sam Taylor

The popular Writing Now/Reading Now series is back at the Ulrich next week with award-winning poet and WSU professor Sam Taylor, who will be reading from his recently released book, The Book of Fools: An Essay in Memoir and Verse. Taylor's book is a sweeping elegy for our Earth - and our plastic-choked oceans. Visually arresting and formally innovative, Taylor marries global, ecological themes of loss, centered around the Great Pacific Garbage Gyre, to personal, confessional ones, surrounding a mother’s early death to cancer. “A masterwork,” says David Keplinger. “[A] ravishing text” adds Donald Revell. And the poet-critic Craig Santos Perez says, “Taylor brilliantly creates a ‘composite canvas’ to capture what it means to make art in our precarious times.” The author requests that guests wear masks. Writing Now/Reading Now is co-sponsored by the WSU Department of English and the Ulrich Museum of Art.

Reception at 5:30 P.M

Cost: Free and open to all.

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