National Poetry Month brings big poetic voices — Paul Muldoon and Douglas Kearney — to Denver this week, and on the geek front, Felicia Day hits the Tattered Cover with her nerd-tastic memoir. Take your pick: An Evening With Poet Paul Muldoon Tivoli Brewing Company
6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21
It isn’t often you get to hear a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet reading in these parts, but here’s your chance: Irish poet, Princeton professor, New Yorker poetry editor and part-time musician Paul Muldoon is in town for an evening of poetry and conversation co-sponsored by Lighthouse Writers Workshop and Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry (D-phi). Give him an ear and celebrate National Poetry Month in a big way — the event is free and open to the public.
Douglas Kearney Sturm Hall, Room 451, University of Denver
7 p.m. Thursday, April 21
Poet, performer and librettist Douglas Kearney offers another version of spoken-word artistry as the guest of the University of Denver’s English Graduate Student Association. In the Los Angeles Times, fellow poet David St. John said this of Kearney’s work: “What Doug’s articulating is the fragmentation of the self and sensibility that you see prominently in T.S. Eliot and The Waste Land. He’s at the other end of the century, using a multicultural voice inflected with the concerns of what it means to be a young black man at this time and at this place.” This is poetry for the 21st century — get in on the ground floor. Felicia Day, You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue
7 p.m. Thursday, April 21
Girl geeks gotta have someone to look up to, and that someone is actress and Internet star Felicia Day, who’s appeared in such network series as Supernatural and Eureka, as well as Joss Whedon’s web video musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and her own web series The Guild. Her YouTube channel Geek & Sundry has more than one million subscribers. Comic books? She’s got her thumb in that pie, too. Meet Day and get your copy of her memoir signed: The event at the Tattered is a book-signing only, and fans must purchase a copy to get a place in line.
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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.