A rare Bay Area chance to hear the work of this National Book Award-nominated poet!
B.H. Fairchild grew up in small towns in Texas and Kansas. His poetry explores the empty landscapes of the region of his birth, the lives of its working-class residents, and the search for meaning in daily life. Paul Mariani says Fairchild’s poems “insist on the beauty to be found in what seems to be a desolate landscape.”
Fairchild’s book Art of the Lathe (1998) was a finalist for the National Book Award. He has also received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the California Book Award, and the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry.
Presented in partnership with the Marin Poetry Center.