Poet Cornelius Eady to Visit March 18

Acclaimed poet Cornelius Eady will give a performance of his writing at 7:30 p.m. March 18, as the second event in the Clayton B. Ofstad Readings Series.

The reading will take place in the University Art Gallery in Ophelia Parrish Hall. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Eady is a Pulitzer Prize Nominee, National Book Award Finalist and co-founder of the Cave Canem Foundation. He currently holds the Miller Chair in poetry at the University of Missouri. He has published many volumes of poetry, including “The Autobiography of a Jukebox,” “You Don’t Miss Your Water,” “Victims of the Latest Dance Craze,” “Brutal Imagination” and “Hardheaded Weather: New and Selected Poems.” For information on Eady and his work is available at poetryfoundation.org/bio/cornelius-eady, blueflowerarts.com/booking/cornelius-eady and poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/56.

Funding for this event is provided by The Clayton B. Ofstad Endowed Chair in English, the first-ever endowed faculty chair at Truman, honoring Clayton B. Ofstad, who joined Truman’s Language and Literature Department in 1967 and taught at the university for several decades. Additional funding for this event is provided by Truman’s Multicultural Affairs Center.