Poet Kenneth Pobo at UT’s Writers in the Library, February 8

PoetrySpring_Feb8_newsThe University of Tennessee continues a semester-long celebration of poetry with a reading by Kenneth Pobo on Monday, February 8. The event is part of the university’s Writers in the Library readings series. The public is invited to a free reading at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of UT’s John C. Hodges Library.

Kenneth Pobo is professor of English and Creative Writing at Widener University. He has published more than 25 books or chapbooks of poetry and fiction. His new poetry book is Bend of Quiet, Blue Light Press, 2015.

Pobo is the winner of the 2009 Main Street Rag Poetry Chapbook Contest, the 2011 Qarrtsiluni Poetry Chapbook Contest, and the 2013 Eastern Point Press Chapbook Award.

While on campus, Pobo will hold an author chat with UT students on “how to make your chapbook count” at 2 p.m., February 8, in 1210-1211 McClung Tower. (A chapbook is a small printed collection of poetry, often centering on a specific theme.)

Pobo’s chapbooks will be on display during the 7 p.m. reading.

Visit library.utk.edu/writers for a complete schedule of Writers in the Library readings for the 2016 spring semester.

Writers in the Library is sponsored by the UT Libraries and the Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund. For more information contact Christopher Hebert, Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the UT Libraries (chebert3@utk.edu).

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