Portrait by Ann Townsend
David Barker is the winner of the Roethke Prize, a triennual award sponsored by the SVSU Board of Fellows given for a book published in the previous three years which has made an important contribution to American poetry. Barker's title Never-Ending Birds earned him this honor.
Upcoming SVSU Roethke Prize November dates to note on calendars:
Saturday, November 12: Poetry Slam – Marshall Fredericks Gallery 7:00 pm – no charge (Poets welcome to show up and read)
Sunday, November 13: Rhyme and Wine (poetry and wine tasting) - Creative 360 Midland 3:00 pm - $12.00 members; $15.00 non-members. (Tickets sold at door or in advance - 989-837-1885)
Monday, November 14: “From a Greenhouse” (David Baker) – Dow Gardens, Midland – 4:00 pm – no charge
Monday, November 14: “Letters from Home” (River Junction Poets) – Robert Allen Reading Room 4th Floor SVSU Library 7:00 pm – no charge
Tuesday, November 15: Guided tour of Saginaw and Roethke House (departs from 1st Floor SVSU Library) 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – $30.00 (reservations through OLLI)
Tuesday, November 15: Roethke Prize Presentation – Rhea Miller Recital Hall/ Curtiss Hall - 7:00 pm – no charge
Wednesday, November 16 - Concert - First Presbyterian Church, Bay City – 7:30 pm -–no charge
David Baker 2011 Roethke prize winner can be checked out at
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/785 and more. Note that Saginaw, Bay City and Midland are included this year in the prize celebration and that Charles Davenport will give a guided tour of Roethke House on Tuesday, November 15th.