The two poets will be performing in the Big Rapids High School Auditorium at 12:30 p.m. with jazz musicians Susan Morris and Carlos Melendez. There will also be a book signing at Great Lakes Book and Supply, 840 Clark Street, at 4 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.
Clark, from the Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University, is the author of three poetry books. These include: She Walks Into the Sea, My Father on a Bicycle and North of Wondering.
Gillett’s collection of poetry books includes: Soluble Fish, Not One, Tiger in a Hairnet and Chandeliers of Fish. She teaches advanced poetry workshops for Springfed Arts/Metro Detroit Writers.
The LIP Reading Series is sponsored by the Department of Languages and Literature at Ferris State University. For more information contact Phillip Sterling at (231) 591-5898.