Saturday, March 02, 2013

The Burning Chair Readings 

 a book (+ book) release event
 featuring a poetry reading by

 Michael Heffernan 

author of

Walking Distance
Lost Horse Press, March 2013


The Breaking of the Day 
Salmon Poetry, September 2012 

Saturday, March 16, 8 pm 
Nightbird Books 
205 West Dickson Street Fayetteville, Arkansas

The Burning Chair Readings, founded by Katy and Matthew Henriksen in New York City in 2004, have organized regular and special literary events in several cities and now call Nightbird Books and Fayetteville, Arkansas home. Readings feature poets of emerging talent and established reputation from Fayetteville and across the country.

Author Bio 
Walking Distance is Michael Heffernan’s eleventh book of poems. His previous titles include The Cry of Oliver Hardy (University of Georgia, 1979; reprint 2007), To the Wreakers of Havoc (Georgia, 1984), The Man at Home (University of Arkansas, 1988), Love’s Answer (Iowa Poetry Prize, 1994), The Night Breeze Off the Ocean (Eastern Washington, 2005), The Odor of Sanctity (Salmon, 2008), At the Bureau of Divine Music (Wayne State University Press, 2011) and The Breaking of the Day (Salmon, 2012). He was born in Detroit in 1942, educated at the University of Detroit and the University of Massachusetts, and has taught poetry in Michigan, Kansas, Washington, Ireland, and, since 1986, at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. His work has been awarded three fellowships from the National Endowment for the arts. He and his wife, Ann, have three sons, a daughter, and a grandson.

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