3 events to end National Poetry Month

Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 5-6:30pm, USF Marshall Center Room 2708
thread (the undergraduate literary magazine of USF) Volume 5 Launch Party & Reading
USF undergraduate students who appear in this issue of the magazine will read their work; copies of the magazine will be available; free Chipotle burritos and Kaleisia tea.

Wednesday April 27, 2011, 7:00 p.m., Traditions Hall, USF Alumni Center
Poetry Reading and Discussion
Galway Kinnell
In celebration of National Poetry Month, the USF Humanities Institute/University Lecture Series/Department of English will host poet Galway Kinnell on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in Traditions Hall (USF Alumni Center). Galway Kinnell is the author of ten books of poetry, including The Book of Nightmares, When One Has Lived a Long Time Alone, Imperfect Thirst, and most recently A New Selected Poems and Strong is Your Hold. He also published a novel, Black Light; a selection of interviews, Walking Down the Stairs; and a book for children, as well as translations of works by Yves Bonnefoy, Yvan Goll, Francois Villon, and Rainer Maria Rilke. A former MacArthur Fellow and State Poet of Vermont, he has been a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets. In 1982, his Selected Poems won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and in 2002, he was awarded the Frost Medal by the Poetry Society of America. He taught for many years at New York University, where he was Erich Maria Remarque Professor of Creative Writing.

Friday, April 29, 2011, YellowJacket Press Poetry Party
6-9 pm, Eckerd College, Flamingo Room (Continuing Education Center)
4200 54th Ave. South
St. Petersburg, FL
Readings, art and music featuring Peter Meinke, James Tokley, Laura Sobbot Ross, Melissa Carroll, Charles Flowers, Rhonda Nelson, Helen Wallace, and Scott Ward; raffles, YJP books and bumper stickers for sale, refreshments.

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Tampa area poetry readings coming up!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 7:00 p.m., Marshall Student Center Room 3707
Poetry Reading & Discussion
Janet Sylvester
In celebration of National Poetry Month, the USF Humanities Institute and the Department of English will host poet Janet Sylvester on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Marshall Student Center Room 3707. Janet Sylvester is the author of two collections, That Mulberry Wine and Mark of Flesh. Sylvester has been a research fellow at Harvard, and her poetry has won a number of distinguished awards, including a PEN award and Pushcart Prize. Visitor at the Gate, her latest collection, is forthcoming from Norton. She is visiting professor at the University of Tampa.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 7:00 p.m., Marshall Student Center Room 3707
Poetry Reading & Discussion
Peter Meinke
In celebration of National Poetry Month, the USF Humanities Institute will host poet Peter Meinke on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Marshall Student Center Room 3707. Peter Meinke has published seven books of poems in the prestigious Pitt Poetry Series, the most recent being The Contracted World: New & More Selected Poems (2006). His book of short stories, The Piano Tuner (U. of Georgia Press, 1986) received the Flannery O’Connor Award; his second, Unheard Music, was published in 2007 by Jefferson Press, which also reprinted his book about writing, The Shape of Poetry (2008). In addition, he has published two children’s books, a monograph on the poet Howard Nemerov, and seven poetry chapbooks; a bilingual collection of poems, Maples and Orange Trees, was published in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2005. His work has appeared in Poetry, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The New Yorker, and dozens of literary magazines; and has received numerous awards, including two NEA Fellowships, three prizes from the Poetry Society of America, and two O’Henry Awards.

Friday, April 15, 2011, 6:00 p.m., USF Graphicstudio
Poetry Reading & Discussion
Dennis Hinrichsen
USF’s English Department, the Florida Literary Arts Coalition, and the Institute for Research in Art are pleased to host a poetry reading by poet Dennis Hinrichsen on April 15 at 6:00 p.m. at the USF Graphicstudio. Dennis Hinrichsen’s recent works include Cage of Water, a full-length collection of poems, and a chapbook, Message To Be Spoken into the Left Ear of God. His other collections of poetry are The Attraction of Heavenly Bodies, The Rain That Falls This Far, and Detail from The Garden of Earthly Delights, which won the 1999 Akron Poetry Prize. He has been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and two grants from the state of Michigan. His poems have appeared in American Literary Review, Black Warrior Review, Crab Orchard Review, Field, Notre Dame Review, and Passages North, have been featured on the Poetry Daily and The Academy of American Poets websites, and have won awards from Carolina Quarterly and Poetry Northwest. He lives in Lansing, Michigan and teaches at Lansing Community College.

Saturday, April 16, 10am, USF Botanical Gardens
Poetry Garden reading, including Katherine Riegel, Ira Sukrungruang, Jared White and others.

Sunday, April 17, 2pm, Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave. in Tampa
Poetry and Jazz
Poets Erica Dawson, Debra Gingerich, Peter Meinke and Gianna Russo will read their original poetry as the Michael Ross Duo, Michael Ross on double bass and Daniel Jordan on saxophone, will accompany the prose with their jazz.

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