Michael Waters’s books include the forthcoming Celestial Joyride, Gospel Night, Darling Vulgarity, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and Parthenopi: New and Selected Poems, among others. The recipient of five Pushcart Prizes and numerous fellowships, Waters has also edited several anthologies, including Contemporary American Poetry and Perfect in Their Art: Poems on Boxing from Homer to Ali.
This series of readings is organized and hosted by Stephen Yenser, poet and professor at UCLA and author of A Boundless Field: American Poetry at Large and Blue Guide.
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