Award-Winning Poet and Essayist to Deliver Reading

James McKean, poet and essayist, will read from his book of essays “Home Stand: Growing Up in Sports” and his recent collection of poetry “We Are the Bus” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in Violette Hall Room 1010.

McKean has published three books of poems and a book of essays. His essays have appeared in an edition of “Best American Sports Writing” and received a Pushcart Prize. “We Are the Bus” also recently was awarded the X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. McKean teaches for the low-residency Master of Fine Arts program at Queens University in Charlotte, N.C., the Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop at Hollins University in Roanoke, Va., and the Iowa Summer Writing Festival in Iowa City, Iowa.  

The reading is sponsored by the Department of English and Linguistics and is open to the public. There is no cost to attend.
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