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Poetry Night at MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids Wednesday at 6pm

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MacRostie Art Center is pleased to announce in its September series of Artist Talks an evening with Minnesota poets Louis Jenkins and Connie Wanek.

The September Artist Talk is co-sponsored by Northern Community Radio, and the evening will also feature readings by KAXE/KBXE poets Steve Downing and Robert Jevne.

Louis Jenkins' poems have been published in a number of literary magazines and anthologies. He has published 17 collections of his poetry. Mr. Jenkins was awarded two Bush Foundation Fellowships for poetry, a Loft-McKnight fellowship, and was the 2000 George Morrison Award winner. Louis Jenkins has read his poetry on A Prairie Home Companion and was a featured poet at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival in 1996 and at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, Aldeburgh, England in 2007.

Connie Wanek's poems have appeared in Poetry, The Atlantic Monthly, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Great River Review, Poetry East, Water-Stone, and many other publications over the years. Her first book, Bonfire, won the New Voices Award and was published in 1997 by New Rivers Press. Her second, Hartley Field, appeared in 2002 from Holy Cow! Press. On Speaking Terms, her third book, was released on January 15, 2010, by Copper Canyon Press. Rival Gardens: New and Selected Poems, published by University of Nebraska Press, and her newest book, Consider the Lilies: Mrs. God Poems, is recently out on Will 'o the Wisp Books.

Join the MacRostie Art Center on Wednesday, September 18th from 6 – 7pm. The Artist Talks Series takes place on the third Wednesday evening of each month to provide the public the opportunity to meet and learn about regional artists. This event is co-sponsored by KAXE/KBXE and is free and open to the public. Light refreshments, coffee, and snacks will be available.