April 2, 2008
Contact: Caroline Jenkins Hanna
Director of Media Relations
AMHERST, Mass.—Author Gabriel Fried will read from his work at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall. Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, the event is open to the public at no charge.
Of the author’s collection Making the New Lamb Take, Michael Ryan said, “That Gabriel Fried has the talent, skill, intelligence and wisdom to have an exceptional future as a poet is unquestionable, but this first book of his already represents a mature accomplishment of the art.” Richard Howard praised this same collection, saying “even the rawest intuitions, the rarest vulnerabilities are protected by this poet’s caretaking spirit.”
Fried grew up in upstate New York. His poems have appeared in a number of journals, including The American Scholar, Drunken Boat, The Gettysburg Review, The Great River Review and The Paris Review. He lives in New York City, where he edits the poetry series at Persea Books. Every year, the Amherst College Creative Writing Center sponsors a reading series featuring both emerging and established authors. All events are wheelchair-accessible and followed by refreshments. For more information, please call 413/542-8200.