Poets Here and Gone, Known and Unknown with Thomas Lynch at the The Scarab Club (217 Farnsworth Street, Detroit), Sunday, April 13, from 2:00pm-3:30PM.
To mark National Poetry Month and the late Seamus Heaney’s 75th Birthday, poet and author Thomas Lynch will read from the work of poets who no longer read for themselves: Michael Donaghy, (1954-2004) Dennis O’Driscoll, (1954-2012) Maxine Kumin, (1925-2014) and Seamus Heaney, (1939-2013). He will also read from the just published UNTIL THE FULL MOON HAS ITS SAY, by Conrad Hilberry — one of Michigan’s greatest living poets — whose work, published by Wayne State University Press, is among our great literary treasures.
The Book Beat will be hosting a table of poetry books related to the reading and other titles in celebration of Poetry Month. The Scarab Club is a great venue to hear poetry and meet authors. Come by and celebrate!
I’ve always associated the moment of writing with a moment of lift, of joy, of unexpected reward. –Seamus Heaney
Thomas Lynch is the author of five collections of poems and four books of essays. A book of stories, Apparition & Late Fictions, published in 2010 to critical acclaim, is now available in paperback.
work has been the subject of two film documentaries. PBS Frontline’s The Undertaking
, aired nationwide in 2007, won the 2008 Emmy Award for Arts and Culture Documentary. Cathal Black’s film, Learning Gravity,
produced for the BBC, was featured at the 2008 Telluride Film Festival and the 6th Traverse City Film Festival
in 2009 where it was awarded the Michigan Prize
by Michael Moore. He has taught with the Department of Mortuary Science at Wayne State University in Detroit, with the graduate program in writing at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and with the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. He is a charter member of the faculty of the Bear River Writers Conference at Walloon Lake in Michigan.
Thomas Lynch’s essays, poems and stories have appeared in The Atlantic and Granta, The New York Times and Times of London, The New Yorker, Poetry and The Paris Review and elsewhere. He lives in Milford, Michigan where he has been the funeral director since 1974, and in Moveen, Co. Clare, Ireland where he keeps an ancestral cottage.