Tim Liardet, COA visiting poet, will read from his work on Oct. 13. PHOTO COURTESY OF COA

COA visiting poet to read

BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic visiting poet Tim Liardet will read from his work and talk about his writing at COA’s next Human Ecology Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 4:10 p.m. in McCormick Lecture Hall.

Liardet is a professor of poetry at Bath Spa University, in Bath, England, and the writer of 10 collections of poetry.

His third collection, “Competing with the Piano Tuner,” was a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation and was long-listed for the Whitbread Poetry Prize, and his fourth, “To the God of Rain,” was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for spring 2003.

“The Blood Choir,” Liardet’s fifth collection, won an Arts Council England Writer’s Award as a collection-in-progress, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for summer 2006 and was short-listed for the T.S. Eliot Prize.

The Human Ecology Forum is a weekly speaker series based on the work of the academic community, which also draws on artists, poets, political, and religious leaders from around the world. The forum is open to the public and meets Tuesdays at 4:10 p.m. during the school term in the McCormick Lecture Hall.


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