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Michael Wurster


Join Pittsburgh poetry legend Michael Wurster for the launch of his new collection Even Then. Wurster is a founding member of Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange. His collections include The British Detective, The Cruelty of the Desert and The Snake Charmer’s Daughter. For over a decade, he taught at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts School. Wurster is co-editor, with Judith R. Robinson, of the anthology Along These Rivers: Poetry & Photography from Pittsburgh and The Brentwood Anthology. In 1996, Wurster was an inaugural recipient of a Pittsburgh Magazine Harry Schwalb Excellence in the Arts Award for his contributions to poetry and the community.

“Wurster’s chiseled poems embrace Georges Perec’s quirky investigations of the “infraordinary”—street, tavern, post office, kitchen. Then they release eerie and enchanting singing from an infrared subterranean chamber of friends, sisters, animals, moons, smoke, history, humor, and tenderness. Wurster is unique, oddly disarming, and essential.”


Book Signing

A book signing will follow the lecture. The author’s current book will be available for sale from Classic Lines.

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Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7 p.m.


Free, with registration
Registration may also be completed via phone (412.622.8866).


Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15213


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