David Baker & Philip Schaefer - Salt Lake City
Oct 5, 2017, 7:00 pm
David Baker & Philip Schaefer
Scavenger Loop & Bad Summon
Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front Region
VenueArt Barn / Finch Lane Gallery
54 S Finch Ln
Salt Lake City , UT 84102-1809
The Gust Writers Series welcomes poets Philip Schaefer and David Baker to Finch Lane Gallery on Thursday, October 5th at 7:00 PM.
Philip Schaefer’s first collection of poems Bad Summon won the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize from the University of Utah Press and will be released Summer 2017. He is the author of three chapbooks, two of which were co-written with friend and poet Jeff Whitney. He won the 2016 Meridian Editor’s Prize in poetry and has work out or due out in Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Thrush Poetry Journal, Guernica, The Cincinnati Review, Salt Hill, Bat City Review, The Adroit Journal, Baltimore Review, diode, and Passages North among others. He tends bar in Missoula, MT.
David Baker is author of eleven books of poetry, recently Scavenger Loop (Norton, 2015) and Never-Ending Birds (Norton), which was awarded the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize in 2011. His six prose books include Show Me Your Environment: Essays on Poetry, Poets, and Poems (Michigan, 2014) and Seek After: Seven Modern Lyric Poets (forthcoming). Among other awards are prizes and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Mellon Foundation, and Society of Midland Authors. He holds the Thomas B. Fordham Chair at Denison University, teaches frequently in the Warren Wilson MFA program for writers, and serves as Poetry Editor of The Kenyon Review.