Poetry Reading: Melissa Range
Melissa Range will read from her new book, Scriptorium, a National Poetry Series Winner. Of the collection, Tracy K. Smith writes, “Traditionally, a scriptorium was a room where monks sat copying manuscripts. The word calls to the sense of what is precious . . . how elegant a corollary for the work of the poet, and of this poet in particular, whose most sacred text – the one inspiring the most rapt devotion – is the very vernacular we live, love, grieve, fumble, and forgive in.”
Originally from East Tennessee, Range currently lives in Wisconsin and teaches at Lawrence University.