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Poet Falconer to read at APSU on March 1


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Dr. Blas Falconer, an award-winning poet and an associate professor of English at Austin Peay State University, will read from his new collection of poems, “The Founding Wheel,” during a special reading at 8 p.m., March 1, in the Morgan University Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Falconer is the author of two previous poetry books and co-editor of two essay collections, “Mentor and Muse: Essays from Poets to Poets” and “The Other Latin@: Writing Against a Singular Identity.” He is a two-time recipient of the Academy of American Poets Prize, and he was awarded a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts in 2010. In 2009, he was named the recipient of the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award.  That award gives emerging writers the opportunity to interact with the literary community in New York City.

Falconer earned his Ph.D. in creative writing and literature at the University of Houston and has taught at APSU since 2003. He serves as the poetry editor of Zone 3 Press.

For more information, contact the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts at 221-7876.