Mario Chard - Salt Lake City


Mario Chard

Sep 25, 2019, 7:00 pm

Author

Mario Chard

Book Title

Land of Fire

City

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Front Region

Venue

Salt Lake City Public Library
210 E 400 S
Salt Lake City , UT 84111-2804
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Description

The City Art Reading Series is pleased to host poet Mario Chard at the Special Collections room of the Salt Lake City Public Library at 7pm.

Mario Chard was born in northern Utah. The son of an Argentine immigrant mother and an American father, he was educated at Weber State University (BA) and Purdue University (MFA). From 2011-2013, he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University.

He is the author of Land of Fire (Tupelo Press, 2018), selected by Robert Pinsky for the 2016 Dorset Prize, named a 2018 Notable Debut by Poets & Writers Magazine, and chosen as the winner of the 2019 Georgia Author of the Year Award in Poetry.

His poems and essays have appeared in the The New Yorker, Poetry, Boston Review, and elsewhere, and have been honored with various awards, including the “Discovery” Poetry Prize. He teaches in Atlanta, Georgia, where he lives with his wife and sons.

This event is made possible through the support of City Art Reading Series and Utah Humanities.

Genre

Poetry

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