Watermark Books & Cafe is pleased to welcome back Albert Goldbarth for a reading and signing of The End of Space.
Albert Goldbarth, is the Adele B. Davis Distinguished Professor of Humanities.
An MFA from Iowa, Professor Goldbarth is the author of over twenty collections
of poetry and three collections of essays. His Heaven and Earth: A Cosmology
won the National Book Critics Circle Award for 1992, and another
collection, Saving Lives, won the 2002, and Many Circles: New &
Selected Essays, published by Graywolf Press, won the creative nonfiction
division of the PEN Center USA’s Literary Awards for 2002. His newest poetry
collection, Everyday People, was published by Graywolf Press in January
2012. Goldbarth’s poetry has received a Guggenheim fellowship and three
fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and has appeared in such
venues as Poetry, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Harper’s and
The New York Times. His forthcoming volume The End of Space
will appear in simultaneous paperbound and hardbound editions from Tavern
Books. The April 2012 Yale Review features a nine-page consideration
of Everyday People ("it is one of his best books, and makes a fine
occasion to see the pleasures his style--and, sometimes, no other
style--provides") and the TriQuarterly Online review of that same book
concludes "This new collection is a generous, expansive investigation of the
richness, the struggle, and the beauty that pervade the lives of us all. It is
the work of a remarkable thinker who, like Charles Darwin, significantly expands
our understanding and appreciation of the world."