The Museum of Authenticity is delighted to host award-winning poet, Mark Irwin, for a reading of his works related to the theme of the Museum’s current exhibit, HOMING. The exhibit juxtaposes prints by a range of artists that evoke a feeling of home and/or the road home with images by museum director/curator Thordis Niela SImonsen that were inspired by her 38-year relationship with a roofless Greek village house she restored stone by stone by hand. The exhibit closes 30 June 24 Sunday.

Mark Irwin is the author of thirteen collections of poetry, including Once When Green (2025), Joyful Orphan (2023), Shimmer (2020), American Urn: Selected Poems (1987-2014), Tall If (2008), and Bright Hunger (2004). Recognition for his work includes The Nation/Discovery Award, two Colorado Book Awards, four Pushcart Prizes, the James Wright Poetry Award, the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry, The Juniper Prize for Poetry, and fellowships from the Fulbright, Lilly, and NEA. He has also translated three collections of poetry and lives in Colorado and Los Angeles, where he teaches at the University of Southern California.

30 May 2024 Thursday
5:30pm gallery tour & book signing
6:00pm reading

Museum of Authenticity
124 E 2nd Street
Salida CO 81201

$10 donation [cash or check]