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Connections Literary Series Reading

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Connections Literacy Reading, Poet Phip Metres
October 9 at 7:30 p.m., La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Dr. John M. Sine Conference Room (Room 103)

Philip Metres is the author and translator of a number of books, including Sand Opera (Alice James 2015), To See the Earth (2008), and Behind the Lines: War Resistance Poetry on the American Homefront (University of Iowa 2007). His work has appeared in Best American Poetry and, among other awards, has garnered two NEA fellowships, the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, the Beatrice Hawley Award, two Arab American Book Awards, and the Cleveland Arts Prize. He is a professor of English at John Carroll University in Cleveland.

This program will focus on the role literature can play in peace building and conflict transformation, how literature can serve as a source of and a model for healing and reconciliation in conflicts from Iraq, Israel/Palestine, and Northern Ireland—as well as right here at home, in Southern Maryland.

For more information on Philip Metres: www.philipmetres.com or behindthelinespoetry.blogspot.com

Tickets: $3 in advance; $5 at the event; or $3 with CSM Student ID

La Plata Campus
10/9/2015 07:30 PM