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Award-winning poet to read from collection

Austin Peay State University will host a poetry reading by award-winning poet Mark Jarman, whose latest collection of poems will be released this fall.

The reading is scheduled for 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12 in the Kimbrough Building, Gentry Auditorium. A book signing and reception will follow the event.

Jarman also will hold an informal discussion on the craft of poetry with APSU students and faculty at 2:30 p.m., Sept. 12 in Harned Hall, Room 117.

The APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts is sponsoring the reading.
Austin Peay State University will host a poetry reading by award-winning poet Mark Jarman, whose latest collection of poems will be released this fall.

The reading is scheduled for 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12 in the Kimbrough Building, Gentry Auditorium. A book signing and reception will follow the event.

Jarman also will hold an informal discussion on the craft of poetry with APSU students and faculty at 2:30 p.m., Sept. 12 in Harned Hall, Room 117.

The APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts is sponsoring the reading.

Jarman, a professor of English at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, will have his latest collection of poems, titled “Epistles,” released in October by Sarabande Books. He is the author of eight other books of poetry, including “To the Green Man” in 2004 and “North Sea,” published in 1978.

His awards include a Joseph Henry Jackson Award for his poetry in 1974, three National Endowment for the Arts grants in poetry in 1977, 1983 and 1992 and a fellowship in poetry from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for 1991-92.

Also, Jarman's book, “The Black Riviera,” won the 1991 Poets' Prize. His “Questions for Ecclesiastes” was a finalist for the 1997 National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry and won the 1998 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets and The Nation magazine.

For more information about Jarman's upcoming reading, call the center at (931) 221-7876. -- Melony A. Jones