February 27, 2020

Verse Like Water presents Award Winning Poet Matt Rasmussen

Matt RassmusenJoin us for a FREE Public Poetry Reading and Presentation by the Award Winning Poet Matt Rasmussen.

Monday, March 28, 2016 Noon

Hassler Library, Central Lakes College, Brainerd Minnesota

Central Lakes College Verse Like Water: the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College presents Matt Rasmussen. Matt’s debut book Black Aperture earned the Walt Whitman Prize from the American Academy of Poets, and was a runner up for the National Book Award. Verse Like Water is excited to host our first Minnesota born poet, and his reading will be followed by a book signing, and craft talk at 1:30. This literary event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the CLC English department, and Minnesota Public Radio.

Matt Rasmussen’s poetry has been published in Gulf Coast, Cimarron Review, H_NGM_N, Water~Stone Review, New York Quarterly, Paper Darts, and at Poets.org. He’s received awards, grants, and residencies from The Bush Foundation, The McKnight Foundation, The Minnesota State Arts Board, Jerome Foundation, Intermedia Arts, The Anderson Center in Red Wing, MN, and The Corporation of Yaddo. He is a 2014 Pushcart Prize winner, a former Peace Corps Volunteer, and teaches at Gustavus Adolphus College. His first book of poems, Black Aperture, was a finalist for the National Book Award, won the 2012 Walt Whitman Award, and was published in 2013 by LSU Press.

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