Poet to present reading at NWC

Author Weston Cutter will present a poetry reading in the lobby of Northwestern College’s DeWitt Theatre Arts Center from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 19. A reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

A native of Minnesota, Cutter graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College and will soon complete his Master of Fine Arts degree at Virginia Tech University.

Cutter’s poems have been published in several literary journals, including the Mid-American Review and Passages North. His work was included in the anthology Best New Poets 2008, edited by former U.S. Poet Laureate Mark Strand.

Cutter’s narrative/lyric poetry centers on domestic events such as making dinner and going to the hardware store. In writing poetry, he says he is “trying to find how these simple, daily things have bigger aspects and meanings than what we typically think they have.”