Sunday, February 7, 2010

Michael Maglaras reads poetry by Annie Finch

In 2008, Michael Maglaras had the honor of reading poetry by Annie Finch before an audience at the Maine Festival of the Book in Portland, Maine. This reading inspired him to record five of her poems. These recordings are now available to listen to on Annie Finch's website by following the links below:

1. A Carol for Carolyn

2. In Cities, Be Alert
3. Coy Mistress
4. Elegy for My Father
5. Still Life

More about Annie Finch:
Annie Finch is the author or editor of fifteen books of poetry, translation, and criticism. Her book of poetry Calendars was shortlisted for the Foreword Poetry Book of the Year Award and in 2009 she was awarded the Robert Fitzgerald Award. She lives on the Maine coast near Portland where she directs the Stonecoast MFA program in creative writing at the University of Southern Maine.

More about Michael Maglaras: Michael Maglaras has already had more careers than most people have in a lifetime. Trained as an opera singer in the United States and Europe, he has performed widely as a singer and opera director. Maglaras is the founder of 217 Records and 217 Films; both of which are devoted to creating works that celebrate the American artistic experience.