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Department of Languages and Literatures

Wyatt Townley Poetry Reading

Posted on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Join Poet Laureat of Kansas Emeritus Wyatt Townely in an exploration of home -- what is it, where is it, and how does it intersect with poetry. "Poetry is a place we can return to in all kinds of weather," she says, "with its power to heal and comfort, transform and inspire. Its porch light is always on." The reading will take place on Thursday, April 13th, at 7pm in Bartlett 1017. 

Wyatt Townley's work has been read by Garrison Keillor on NPR, featured in US Poet Laurate Ted Kooser's "American Life in Poetry," and published in journals including The Paris Review, North American Review, and The Yale Review. Her books include four collections of poetry: Rewriting the Body (forthcoming in 2018), The Breathing Field, and The Afterlives of Trees, a Kansas Notable Book and winner of the Nelson Award.

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