Poetry at Bennington: Rick Barot
Poetry at Bennington—Spring 2021
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Poet Rick Barot reads from his recent poetry collection The Galleons followed by a public Q&A.
Rick Barot was born in the Philippines and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is the author of four books of poetry: The Galleons (Milkweed Editions, 2020), which was longlisted for the National Book Award; Chord (Sarabande Books, 2015), winner of the 2016 UNT Rilke Prize, the PEN Open Book Award, and the Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award; Want (Sarabande, 2008), a finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards; and The Darker Fall (Sarabande, 2002).
The recipient of NEA and Guggenheim fellowships, and until recently the poetry editor of New England Review, Barot is a professor at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, where he is the director of the Rainier Writing Workshop low-residency MFA program.