March 31, 2022 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Rick Barot: U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Series.

This Philippines-born poet reads from and discusses his work. His latest collection, The Galleons, explores the immigrant journey of his Filipino-American family in the larger history and aftermath of colonialism. “He’s a fine observer who knows when to apply torque to what he sees and when to let his images speak for themselves,” says the renowned poet (and former Ann Arborite) Bob Hicock. “The fluidity with which Barot walks this difficult line between meaning and certainty makes these poems feel more born than made. This is a fantastic book.” Followed by a Q&A. Also, tomorrow Barot gives a free talk on “The Face of the Beloved” (10-11 a.m., 3222 Angell Hall).UMMA Stern Auditorium, 525 S. State. Livestream available for both programs at Free, but capacity limited. Mask required.