Friday, June 3, 2011

Open Door Reading: Linda Pastan and Michael Salcman

Sunday, June 5, 2:00 P.M.
The Writer's Center
Bethesda, MD

Linda Pastan reads from Traveling Light, her new collection of poems. She is joined by poet Michael Salcman, who reads from his recent collection, The Enemy of Good Is Better. Register here.

Linda Pastan is author of several collections of poems, including Queen of a Rainy Country, The Last Uncle, Carnival Evening: New and Selected Poems 1968-1998 (which was nominated for the National Book Award), The Imperfect Paradise (a nominee for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize), PM/AM: New and Selected Poems (which was nominated for the National Book Award), The Five Stages of Grief, and A Perfect Circle of Sun.

Michael Salcman is author of four poetry chapbooks. His first collection, The Clock Made of Confetti, was nominated for Poets’ Prize and was a finalist for the Towson Prize in Literature. He is former chairman of neurosurgery at the University of Maryland. A past president of the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, his essays on the relationship between the arts and sciences and the visual arts and the brain have appeared in Urbanite, Neurosurgery, Creative Nonfiction and online at such venues as and

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