Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Portrait of Brad Richard: 2010 Washington Prize Winner

The Word Works is pleased to announce that Brad Richard (pronounced ree-shard) of New Orleans, Louisiana has won the 2010 Washington Prize for his manuscript Motion Studies.

On Poetry Society of America's website, you can read a very human portrait of him and his family post Katrina. There is also a poem about the devastating Katrina experience. 

Motion Studies is an ekphrastic collection that includes poems about the work of Thomas Eakins, including his famous painting entitled "The Swimming Hole."

Brad will be participating in the following reading:

Sunday, Aug 29, 3:30pm

New Orleans, LA

Nicole Cooley, Peter Cooley, Yusef Komunyakaa, Kay Murphy, Brenda Marie Osbey, Alison Pelegrin, Brad Richard, and Martha Serpas, with Alice Quinn

An event honoring the fifth anniversary of the hurricane, featuring poets from New Orleans and the Bayou state. 

Co-sponsored by the English Department, Tulane University.
Admission is free.

Kendall Cram Room, Lavin-Bernick Center
Tulane University
6823 St. Charles Avenue

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