MCC Daily Tribune

Visiting Poet David Rivard: Reading and Workshop

The Creative Arts Committee of MCC is pleased to announce that on Thursday, October 18, visiting poet David Rivard will give a reading and book signing at 7:00 p.m. in the Warshof Conference Center, Monroe A. The event is free and open to the public. On Friday, October 19, Rivard will conduct a poetry workshop from 12-12:50 p.m. in building 8, room 200. The event is also free and open to the MCC community.

David Rivard was born in 1953 in Fall River, Massachusetts, and is the author of six books of poetry: Standoff (2016), Otherwise Elsewhere (2011), Sugartown (2006), Bewitched Playground (2000), Wise Poison (1996), and Torque, winner of the 1987 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. His poems and essays appear in the American Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, Ploughshares, Poetry London, and other magazines. In 2006, Rivard was awarded the Hardison Poetry Prize from the Folger Shakespeare Library, in recognition of both his writing and teaching. Among his other awards are fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. A former Poetry Editor at The Harvard Review, Rivard lives in Cambridge, with his wife and daughter, and teaches in the University of New Hampshire MFA Program in Writing.

Leuzzi, Anthony