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April 10, 2014
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Tolzman Community Room
11345 N. Cedarburg Road
Mequon, WI 53092

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Communities Read 2014 with Wisconsin Poet Laureate Max Garland

Thursday, April 10

Max Garland is the 2014 Communities Read Author.

Max Garland of Eau Claire is the Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2013-2014 and our Communities Read author for 2014. Garland left a ten-year career as a mail carrier to pursue his love of poetry.  His first collection, The Postal Confessions,  earned him the prestigious Juniper Prize for Poetry. Garland chronicles his years carrying the mail in a classic American voice, discovering deeply felt significance within everyday experiences often drawn from the lives of the folks who lived on his rural mail route.

As Wisconsin’s Poet Laureate, Garland hopes to “reach out to those who may feel alienated from the world of poetry (or art), and yet have deeply felt experiences to record and honor…. [P]oetry is still a means of expression open to everyone.  It’s one of those things that’s just too important to be left to experts.”

Regular library services will be suspended at 6:00 on Thursday, April 10 for this special event. No registration is required for this free program, and all are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact the Frank L. Weyenberg Library at 262-242-2593, or by email at news@flwlib.org.