The Cleveland State University Poetry Center and the CSU Department of English will present a reading with poets James Allen Hall and Richard Siken on Wednesday, October 22 at 7:30 pm, as part of the Center’s Writers / Reading Series.
The reading will be held in the Fenn Tower Theater (FT 102) at 1983 East 24th Street (at the corner of Euclid). This event is free and open to the public.
James Allen Hall is the author of Now You’re the Enemy, his first book and the winner of the 2007 Arkansas Poetry Series. He teaches creative writing at the State University of New York at Potsdam, where he is an assistant professor. Hall’s personal essays and poems have appeared in TriQuarterly, Boston Review, Alaska Quarterly, The James White Review, American Letters and Commentary, and elsewhere.
Richard Siken is the author of the poetry collection Crush, which won the 2004 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize, selected by Louise Glück. Crush also won a Lambda Literary Award and a Thom Gunn Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
The recipient of a Literature Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Siken is co-founder and editor of the literary magazine spork. He lives in Tucson, AZ.
A book signing with the authors will take place after the reading.
For more information, contact the Cleveland State University Poetry Center at 216.687.3986, the Department of English at 216.687.3951, or visit www.csuohio.edu/poetrycenter.
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