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Two Rivers Reading Series Presents Reading and Discussion with Author Cary Waterman, Nov. 7

October 24, 2013

As part of the Two Rivers Reading Series, author Cary Waterman will read from and discuss her poetry collection, Book of Fire, at Anoka-Ramsey Community College’s Coon Rapids Campus, Thursday, Nov. 7, 10 to 10:50 a.m. and 11 to 11:50 a.m. in the Legacy Room.

Book of Fire is an exploration of the transitory nature of life, its states of living, dying, and death, which are mirrored in human life and in the natural world. Making use of myth, history, landscape, and experience, Waterman, according to fellow poet Louis Jenkins, “tr[ies] to arrest that moment of stillness between changes.” The book begins and ends with such moments of transformation: with Persephone “back from her winter travels/ with him/Prince of Darkness” and with “the woman with wings/standing in the doorway.”

Waterman is the author of four previous poetry collections, including the recent When I Looked Back You Were Gone, which was named a Finalist for a Minnesota Book Award. In addition, Waterman has won awards from the Bush Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and The Loft’s McKnight Artist Fellowship series. She has served on the Boards of the Minnesota State Arts Board and The Loft.

The Two Rivers Reading Series provides students, faculty, staff and the public access to award-winning authors, poets and playwrights each semester. Two Rivers Reading Series events make learning more comprehensive by combining classwork with real-world experiences. 

This event is free and open to the public and is supported by the Anoka-Ramsey English Division.

For more information about the educational activities at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, visit or contact anoka-Ramsey English faculty memberm Paige Riehl at

Two Rivers Reading Series Presents
Author/Poet Cary Waterman
Reading and Discussion of, Book of Fire
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013
10 to 10:50 a.m. and 11 to 11:50 a.m.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Coon Rapids Campus, Legacy Room