The FSU Center for Literary Arts will present a poetry reading by poet Michael Blumenthal on Wednesday April 19, at 7 p.m. in the Lewis J. Ort Library. The reading is free and open to the public.
Blumenthal is a poet, author and professor at West Virginia University. He has written a collection of prize-winning books of poetry, including “Sympathetic Magic” (1980), “Laps” (1984), “Dusty Angle” (1999), “And Poems” (2009) and “No Hurry Poems 1000-1012” (2012). He is a graduate of Cornell Law School and formerly director of Creative Writing at Harvard University.
Blumenthal is also a notable fiction and nonfiction author. His novel, “Weinstock Among the Dying” (1993) won the Ribalow Prize for Best Work of Jewish Fiction. His nonfiction works include “He When History Enters the House: Essays From Central Europe” (1998), a collection of short essays he wrote during his years in that region; “All My Mothers and Fathers: A Memoir” (2002); “Just Three Minutes Please: Thinking Around on Public Radio” (2013); and “Because They Needed Me: The Incredible Life of Rita Miljo and Her Struggle to Save the Baboons of South Africa” (2015).