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The River Gallery will host a poetry reading, “Three Poets: The Language of Love,” featuring Keith Taylor, David Stringer and Andrew Carrigan on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m.

Love takes as many forms as there are people, and so the language of love – for a landscape, a specific individual, or for the magic of creation itself, according to information about the reading.

These three Michigan poets will read from their recent works.

Taylor is the author or editor of 13 books, most recently Marginalia for a Natural History, a chapbook of short poems, and Ghost Writers: Us Haunting Them, a collection of contemporary Michigan ghost stories co-edited with Laura Kasischke. Unlike his colleagues at this reading, he continues to work, now as the coordinator of the undergraduate creative writing courses in the English Department at the University of Michigan.

Carrigan is the author of nine collections, Moondogs and Friends is the most recent.  According to the press release, one reader said, “Carrigan’s poems sing with surprises. We follow his sweet and agile eye and mind as he explores, in language that is always fresh, the mysteries of love, the parks of Saline, the stars and their inhabitants, his loverdog Amy, and most of all, the joy of language itself. The poems are in motion, slipping in and out of waking dreams, each graced with the poet’s self-effacing humor.”

Stringer’s most recent work is Inhale/Exhale, a collection of love poems, and an ebook: What’s My Zip Code?: The Promise of my Brother’s Life, His Descent into Mental Illness, and his Brutal Murder. A retired Huron High School teacher, he lives with his wife, Kim, in Michigan and Florida.

 

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