Chris Crittenden to Read Poetry at UMM on April 9
MACHIAS, Maine – Chris Crittenden, poet and instructor of ethics, will read from his new book, Jugularity, at the University of Maine at Machias on Tuesday, April 9. The reading will take place in the Book Arts Studio at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Jugularity, Crittenden’s first full-length collection, was recently published with Stonesthrow Press. Author Robin Stratton writes in a review, “Sometimes when I review a great book, my instinct is to judiciously quote the particularly delicious lines. But I am not going to do that with Jugularity because there are too many and it would take too long.”
Crittenden has published poetry in a wide array of journals, from Istanbul to Ottawa. Some of the best-known are The Portland Review, Atlanta Review, American Poetry Review, and Chelsea. He was the winner of the first ever Medulla Publishing Chapbook Competition and is a teaching artist at the online Rooster Moans Poetry Cooperative, a provider of online poetry workshops.
The reading is part of the ongoing Maine Writers Series at UMM, which features poetry, fiction, and nonfiction readings by Maine writers.