MARQUETTE – Ander Monson will read from his poetry, fiction, and non-fiction at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Women’s Federated Clubhouse at 104 W. Front Street.
In 2005, Monson published two books. Vacationland, a book of poetry, received the Editor’s Prize for a first book from Tupelo Press. His second book, Other Electricities, is a collection of stories that was from Sarabande Books.
“Monson is a highly-regarded writer who’s equally competent in three genres: poetry, fiction and non-fiction. This is highly unusual,” said Beverly Matherne, director of Northern Michigan University’s master of fine arts (MFA) program in creative writing.
Currently, Monson teaches those three genres at Grand Valley State University. He is the editor of DIAGRAM and New Michigan Press. Copies of his books will be available at the reading from Snowbound Books.
Originally from Houghton, Monson has lived in the deep South, Illinois, Iowa, and Saudi Arabia. He received a bachelor’s degree from Knox College, a master’s degree from Iowa State University, and a master of fine arts in creative writing from University of Alabama.
This event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the NMU English department, the MFA program in creative writing and Passages North literary magazine.