Monday, March 21, 2011
LYNCHBURG—William Trowbridge will read from his newest poetry collection, Ship of Fool, March 30 at 8 p.m. at Randolph College. The reading, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Jack Lounge in Smith Hall.
Known for his wit and humor, Trowbridge is the author of five full-length collections: Enter Dark Stranger, O Paradise, Flickers, The Complete Book of Kong, and most recently, Ship of Fool from Red Hen Press. His poems have appeared in such prestigious journals as Poetry, The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, The Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, and New Letters, among many others. His awards include an Academy of American Poets Prize, a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Scholarship, and fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Ragdale, Yaddo, and The Anderson Center. He is a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at Northwest Missouri State University, where he was an editor of The Laural Review for many years.
Now living in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Trowbridge teaches in the University of Nebraska MFA in Writing Program. He explores the back roads of the Midwest on his motorcycle, a Triumph Sprint 995 S/T.