Starts in 4 days, 15 Hours
August 4, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
DeWitt Community Library
Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. East DeWitt, NY 13214
FEATURED READER MICHAEL JENNINGS
We are looking forward to hearing Michael Jennings, a poet with an interesting background that influenced his poetry. He was born in the French Quarter of New Orleans and grew up in East Texas and the deserts of southwestern Iran. His work has been translated into Czech, Lithuanian and Chinese. For 32 years he has lived with his wife and muse, poet Suzanne Shane, along with their pack of Siberian Huskies, overlooking Otisco Lake in Upstate New York.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Syracuse University, he is the author of 10 books of poems, including the recently released Crossings: A Record of Travel, New and Selected Poems from Lamar University Literary Press; and River Time, winner of the 2014 Wells College Press Chapbook Competition. He received 1st Prize awards for poems from the Society of Alumni at the University of Pennsylvania, the Loring Williams Academy of American Poets Prize Contest at Syracuse University, a Creative Artists Public Service grant for Poetry from New York State. His poems have have appeared in dozens of literary journals.
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