On Thursday, 19 November 2009, David Roderick read at the Weatherspoon Museum on Spring Garden Street in Greensboro, NC. His reading was part of Will Read For Food, an annual benefit for Greensboro charities. The event was sponsored by the MFA Writing Program at UNC Greensboro. Fiction writer Michael Parker organized the event and introduced the readers.

David Roderick’s first book, Blue Colonial, won the APR/Honickman Prize and was published jointly by The American Poetry Review and Copper Canyon Press in 2006. He has published poetry and fiction in several journals, including The Hudson Review, The Missouri Review, New England Review, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, Verse, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. After earning an MFA at the University of Massachusetts, he spent two years as a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University. He currently teaches poetry and creative writing in the MFA Writing Program at UNC Greensboro, and he was recently named the recipient of the 2007-2008 Amy Lowell Travelling Scholarship.

Roderick read from unpublished and recently published poems. Read one of his poems, “Thoreau’s Beans,” or listen to his entire reading, in mp3 format.