Noted poet to read at Pittsburg State University

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Noted poet to read at Pittsburg State University

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST


Poet Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, a former Kansas Poet Laureate who has been described as a “jazz bop artist of the word,” will visit Pittsburg State University for a reading of her new book of poetry, “How Time Moves,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18. The reading will take place in the Overman Student Center, Ballroom C. The event is free and is sponsored by the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series and the Student Fee Council. The founder of Transformative Language Arts at Goddard College, Mirriam-Goldberg is the author or editor of more than 24 books of poetry, fiction, memoir, non-fiction, and anthologies, as well as a teacher and creative consultant. “Give Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg a few key words plucked from the audience, and she can create and read out a new poem in moments,” said 2017-2019 Kansas Poet Laureate Kevin Rabas. “She’s a jazz bop artist of the word.” Her titles include “Miriam’s Well,” a novel; “Needle in the Bone,” a non-fiction book about the Holocaust; and, “The Sky Begins at Your Feet: A Memoir on Cancer, Community, and Coming Home to the Body.” Pittsburg State faculty are excited for the visit. “She’s a really entertaining reader,” said Laura Lee Washburn, professor of creative writing. A reception will follow the reading in the Heritage Room of the Overman Student Center.


November 18
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
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Overman Student Center
302 E Cleveland Ave
Pittsburg, KS 66762 United States
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