Thomas Lynch

Thomas Lynch is a critically-acclaimed poet from Michigan, who recently retired from a life-time as an undertaker. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Times of London, and The New Yorker, among others. His work has been the subject of two film documentaries.  PBS Frontline's, “The Undertaking,” aired nationwide in 2007 and won the 2008 Emmy Award for Arts and Culture Documentary.  Cathal Black's film, “Learning Gravity,” produced for the BBC, was featured at the 2008 Telluride Film Festival and the 6th Traverse City Film Festival in 2009 where it was awarded the Michigan Prize by Michael Moore.

Mr. Lynch will also do a reading of his poetry in an additional festival event at North United Methodist Church on Saturday evening, November 12.