Tom Sleigh and David Rivard

read from

Station Zed:
Poems

and

Otherwise Elsewhere:
Poems

This event includes a book signing

Date

Jan
14
Wednesday
January 14, 2015
8:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes poets TOM SLEIGH and DAVID RIVARD for a reading from their respective works Station Zed: Poems and Otherwise Elsewhere: Poems.

On Station Zed: Poems

Station Zed is the terminal outpost beyond which is the unknown. It is also the poet Tom Sleigh’s finest work. In this latest collection, Sleigh brings to these poems his experiences as a journalist on tours of Lebanon, Somalia, Iraq, and Libya. But these are also dispatches from places of grief, history, and poetic traditions as varied as Scottish ballads and the journeys of Basho.

On Otherwise Elsewhere: Poems:

David Rivard’s 2010 collection Otherwise Elsewhere describes the many powers—psychological and historical—that flow through people’s lives in acts of faith, greed, pleasure, celebrity, gossip, and consolation. A teenage boy looking at a weathered gravestone wonders how many times he’ll sign his name in his life; the forest on the move in Macbeth intersects with a blind man cured by Christ; a man coming out of a terrible dream of being lost is saved by touching his wife’s hair. “For those of us who need it,” one poem asserts, “instruction is everywhere.” 

David Rivard
David Rivard

David Rivard

David Rivard is the author of five previous collections, including Otherwise Elsewhere and Wise Poison, winner of the James Laughlin Award. He teaches at the University of New Hampshire and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Photo Credit: Fabio Bracarda

Tom Sleigh
Tom Sleigh

Tom Sleigh

Tom Sleigh’s books of poetry include Army Cats, winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Updike Award, and Space Walk, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award. He is also the author of Interview with a Ghost. He teaches at Hunter College in New York.

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