Thursday, January 6, 2011

Panel Discussion: Billy Collins and His Poetry

Wednesday, January 12, 7:30 p.m.
Jeffrey Mansion, 165 North Parkview Avenue, Bexley, Ohio

Join these poets and scholars as they discuss the life and work of 2011 Bexley Community Book Club Selected Author Billy Collins. A former US Poet Laureate, Collins is prolific, publishing eight collections of poetry, including Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning, Picnic, Lightning, Taking Off Emily Dickinson’s Clothes, Sailing Alone Around the Room: New & Selected Poems, Nine Horses, The Trouble With Poetry and Other Poems, and Ballistics.

Panelists will examine various aspects of Billy Collins, so that the audience can walk away with a better understanding of his work as a whole. Those who are interested in poetry, in literary works in general, or in the work of Billy Collins are encouraged to attend.

The event is free and open to the public.
For information, call 614.338.2093

Andrew Hudgins (moderator) has published seven books of poetry: American Rendering: New and Selected Poems, Shut Up, You’re Fine!, Ecstatic in the Poison, Babylon in a Jar, The Glass Hammer, The Never-Ending, After the Lost War, and Saints and Stranger. Hudgins is also the author of a collection of literary essays, The Glass Anvil and editor of James Agee: Selected Poems. Saints and Strangers was one of three finalists for the 1985 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry; After the Lost War received the Poets’ Prize in 1989, and The Never-Ending was one of five finalists for the National Book Award in 1991.

David Macey hails from Lakeland, Florida: land of lightning and alligators. He studied poetry at both Boston University and Ohio State. His own work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Third Coast, The Journal, and Mayday.

Alex Fabrizio grew up in Orlando and studied English and Religious Studies at the University of Florida. She is currently a first-year MFA student in poetry at The Ohio State University, where she is a University Fellow.

Ben Glass is a MFA candidate at Ohio State where he studies poetry. His poems, prose and reviews are published or forthcoming in Birmingham Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Pleiades, Tar River Poetry, and 32 Poems.

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