Saginaw Valley State University will host decorated poet Marcus Wicker on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. in SVSU’s Founders Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Wicker’s poems have appeared in The Nation, Poetry, American Poetry Review, Oxford American, and Boston Review. His second book, “Silencer,” is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2017.
Wicker is the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a Pushcart Prize, The Missouri Review’s Miller Audio Prize, as well as fellowships from Cave Canem and The Fine Arts Work Center. His previous collection “Maybe the Saddest Thing,” a National Poetry Series winner, was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award.
Born in Ann Arbor and a Michigan native, Wicker is the poetry editor of Southern Indiana Review and serves as director of the New Harmony Writers Workshop. He is an assistant professor of English at the University of Southern Indiana.
This event is sponsored by SVSU’s Voices in the Valley Reading Series. For more information, contact Arra Ross, SVSU associate professor of English, at (989) 964-4032.