Poet to be featured at Writers Series event

L.S. Klatt
L.S. Klatt
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As a participant in the GVSU Writers Series, poet L.S. Klatt will give a craft talk on Monday, February 20, from 6-6:30 p.m. followed by a reading from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public at Grand Valley’s University Club, DeVos Center, 401 W. Fulton, Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Klatt is a 2003 graduate of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Georgia. He currently teaches American literature and creative writing at Calvin College in Grand Rapids. Recent poems of his have appeared or will appear in Best American Poetry 2011, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Drunken Boat, Hotel Amerika, jubilat, Sycamore Review, West Branch, The Cincinnati Review, Parthenon West Review, and Verse Daily.

Klatt’s first book, Interloper, won the 2008 Juniper Prize for Poetry and was published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 2009. His second collection, Cloud of Ink, won the 2010 Iowa Poetry Prize and was published in 2011 by the University of Iowa Press.

For more information, contact Caitlin Horrocks, assistant professor of writing, at (616) 331-3411.