Reading by poet Michael Prior to kick off the Fall 2020 Zalaznick Reading Series: At Home

Thu, 09/17/2020

The Fall 2020 edition of the Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series has gone virtual!

Poet, professor, and Cornell alumnus Michael Prior (MFA '17) will premiere the series with a reading from his magnificent new collection, Burning Province, on Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

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Michael Prior is the author of two poetry collections, Burning Province (2020) and Model Disciple (2016), which was named one of the best books of the year by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. His poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies across North America and the UK, including The New Republic, Poetry, Narrative, Oxford Poetry, PN Review, Global Poetry Anthology, and the Academy of American Poets' Poem-A-Day series. The recipient of awards and honors for poetry and teaching, and a former Hawthornden and Banff Centre Fellow, Michael holds graduate degrees from the University of Toronto and Cornell University. He divides his time between Vancouver, British Columbia and Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he is an Assistant Professor of English and Mellon Faculty Fellow at Macalester College. Find out more at

Next up in the series will be a Craft Talk by writer and activist M. Evelina Galang on October 15 at 7:00 p.m., followed by a Shop Talk by writer and editor Wah-Ming Chang on October 29 at 7:00 p.m. For more information and ongoing updates, visit or email

Join us for the Fall 2020 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series: At Home. From the intimacy of their homes to ours, a lineup of renowned writers will share their work. Livestream powered by eCornell.

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