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Professor emeritus presents his “greatest hits”

March 11, 2003

An Austin Peay professor emeritus of English is celebrating his 41-year career as a professor and poet with a reading of his Greatest Hits.

Malcolm Glass will read selections of his poetry from the 1960s to the present at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 19 in the concert theatre of the music/mass communication building.

Dr. Ted Jones, associate professor of mass communication, will accompany the readings on an Irish harp while alumnus Paul Carroll Binkley will play guitar.
March 11, 2003

An Austin Peay professor emeritus of English is celebrating his 41-year career as a professor and poet with a reading of his “Greatest Hits.”

Malcolm Glass will read selections of his poetry from the 1960s to the present at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 19 in the concert theatre of the music/mass communication building.

Dr. Ted Jones, associate professor of mass communication, will accompany the readings on an Irish harp while alumnus Paul Carroll Binkley will play guitar.

“He is very flexible with his poetry,” said Dr. David Till, professor of English. “He uses a great variety of forms, both formalist and free verse, and has always been careful to grant permission to his own students to do the same, so they might find their own voice.”

After 37 years of teaching creative writing at Austin Peay and four years as professor emeritus, Glass will retire at the end of the semester.

“This is his way of celebrating his retirement,” said Till, “by presenting us with the gift of his poetry.”

A small reception and book signing will follow the event in the lobby of the concert theatre.

In his career as a writer, Glass has written two books of poetry “Bone Love” and “In the Shadow of the Gourd” as well as three smaller chapbooks, “The Dinky Line,” “Wiggins” and “Poems Greatest Hits: 1960-2000.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, telephone the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts at 7031.