David Wright to read poetry Feb. 1

Thursday, January 27, 2005

David Wright to read poetry Feb. 1

Event: Poetry Reading – David Wright

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Newcomer Center, Room 19

Cost: Free and open to the public

Event sponsor: Goshen College English Department

Web site: http://dwpoet.com/

GOSHEN, Ind. – David Wright, a professor at Wheaton College and the author of two poetry collections: “A Liturgy for Stones” (2003) and “Lines from the Provinces” (2000), will read selections of his poetry at Goshen College at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1 in Newcomer Center, Room 19. The poetry reading is free and open to the public.

Wright’s poetry, essays and reviews have appeared in print and online in “Artful Dodge,” “Anon,” “The New Pantagruel,” “The Christian Century,” “The Nimble Spirit Review,” “The Avatar Review” and “The Midwest Quarterly,” among many others. His work also appears in the anthology “A Cappella: Mennonite Voices in Poetry” (University of Iowa Press, 2003) edited by Goshen College Associate Professor of English Ann Hostetler. He has been awarded an Illinois Arts Council Artist’s Fellowship for Poetry and has given readings throughout the United States. Since 2001, he hastaught writing and literature at Wheaton College.

Wright will join Jim Clemens, a 1987 Goshen College graduate who composed a commissioned piece for the inauguration of the GC Music Center just over two years ago, to present a convocation “Making Music Together” on Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. in the Goshen College Church-Chapel. Together, their humor and creativity results in some wonderful music making. They discuss and demonstrate their collaborative music-making process.

Upcoming poetry reading at Goshen College:

March 14 – Rhoda Janzen, 6 p.m., Newcomer Center Room 19

Rhoda Janzen is Assistant Professor of English at Hope College in Holland, Mich. She has recently appeared in “The Yale Review,” “The Gettysburg Review,” “Poetry Midwest” and “Borderlands.” She is the former poet laureate of California.

Editors: For more information about this release, to arrange an interview or request a photo, contact Goshen College News Bureau Director Jodi H. Beyeler at (574) 535-7572 or jodihb@goshen.edu.


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