Detroit, MI 48202
Rachel Richardson’s newest book of poetry, Hundred-Year Wave, juxtaposes the grandeur of Melville’s Captain Ahab and his quest for the White Whale with the quotidian moments of contemporary life. It flows like an ocean current through the subjects of marriage, parenthood, whales, Sylvia Plath, and the ocean itself.
Richardson, also the author of the 2011 collection Copperhead, has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Wallace Stegner Program at Stanford University. Her poetry and prose has appeared in The New York Times, Guernica, New England Review, Kenyon Review Online, the Poetry Foundation website, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She received her MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan.
The @Noon Reading Series is sponsored by the Department of English and Poets & Writers, Inc.