Announcement: Poetry Reading for Bards in the Arb: Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00 pm with Phil Bryant and Rebecca Fremo

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Gustavus poets Philip K. Bryant ('73) and Rebecca T. Fremo will read together to kick off Bards in the Arb on Thursday, February 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center.  Bryant will read from his critically acclaimed collection, The Promised Land (Nodin Press 2018), and Fremo's reading will launch her first book-length collection, Moving This Body (Main Street Rag 2019).  Bryant, a native of Chicago, is the author of three previous collections of poetry--Blue Island, Sermon on a Perfect Spring Day, and Stompin' at the Grand Terrace: a Jazz Memoir in Verse, with music by Carolyn Wilkins. His work has appeared in Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota; Good Poems, American Places, selected and introduced by Garrison Keillor; and Where One Voice Ends Another Begins: 150 Years of Minnesota Poetry. Sermon on a Perfect Spring Day was nominated for a Forward Prize and was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award in Poetry.  Fremo, originally from Richmond, Virginia, has published poems and essays in journals including Water~Stone Review, Paper Darts, The Sunlight Press, Mankato Magazine, Mud Season Review, and Full Grown People.  Her chapbook, Chasing Northern Lights, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2012.  Sponsored by The English Department.  Both writers will be available to sign books after the reading.

PostedFeb 05, 2020