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Montana poet to read at Dances with Words

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Montana poet Michael Craig will read selections from his newest book of poetry at "Dances with Words," Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m in The Cup. By Wally Feldt Montana poet Michael Craig will be featured at the next installment of the University of Montana Western’s Dances with Words series. Craig will read Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in The Cup, the university’s coffee shop located on the lower level of the Swysgood Technology Center. Craig will read from his new manuscript “A White Paper Beak.” He is the author of  other two books of poetry “Can You Relax in My House” and “Yes, Master.” Craig has also had his work published in numerous national publications. He received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Montana and a master’s of fine arts in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts. Craig lives in the Shields Valley of Montana and works as a certified journeyman farrier. Montana Western’s English department sponsors the Dances with Words series, which features visiting writers and poets. The series is funded by the university and local patrons. The series received additional support through a $1,000 “Opportunity Grant” from Humanities Montana. The spring schedule also includes poet and Montana Western professor Roger Dunsmore on Mar. 25 and poet Edwin Torres on April 13.