FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington will feature award-winning poet Dan Chiasson Thursday, April 10, in its spring 2008 Visiting Writers Series.

Chiasson will read from his work at 7:30 p.m., in The Landing in the UMF Olsen Student Center. The reading is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a book-signing.

The recipient of both a Pushcart Prize and a Whiting Writers award, Chiasson has published two books of poetry: “The Afterlife of Objects” and “Natural History.” A third, “Where’s the Moon, There’s the Moon,” will be published this fall. He is also the author of a critical book on American poetry, “One Kind of Everything: Poem and Person in Contemporary America,” and serves as a poetry critic for The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review.

He teaches poetry workshops and courses on American poetry at Wellesley and received his Ph.D. in English from Harvard in 2002.

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