April 21, 2018

Verse Like Water presents Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Vijay Seshadri

Central Lakes College’s Verse Like Water series will kick off its fifth year with Pulitzer Prize winning poet Vijay Seshadri. The event starts with a reading at noon on Sept. 30 in the Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd campus. After, he will sign books and host an informal craft talk on creativity and the imagination at 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Born in Bangalore India, Seshadri has risen to the top of America’s literary scene as a poet, critic and essayist. He is also a … [Read more...]

Verse Like Water presents Award Winning Poet Matt Rasmussen

Join 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 … [Read more...]

Former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins visits Brainerd

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins held a reading at Central Lakes College in Brainerd Minnesota as part of Verse Like Water, the visiting poet program of CLL, in conjunction with The Crossing Arts Alliance. "Poetry is for everybody. It is not something that's for specialists. It's no just for academics or professors or any other group of intelligentsia. It's a matter of finding the right poets for you. If you have a misconception about poetry, it's because you don't read it If people … [Read more...]

Poet laureate Billy Collins coming to Brainerd

A U.S. poet laureate will be featured in a free poetry program that Central Lakes College in Brainerd will present in conjunction with The Crossing Arts Alliance on April 29. Billy Collins has twice been named U.S. poet laureate by the Library of Congress. He will give a public reading at noon the CLC Chalberg Theater. The reading will be followed by a book signing, meet and greet, and workshop for anyone interested in hearing him speak about poetry, creativity and the imagination. The … [Read more...]

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