Oct. 16: Poetry With Lee Herrick
Poet and scholar Lee Herrick will be reading from his latest collection, "Gardening Secrets of the Dead" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, in Humanities Center, room 123. A book signing will follow the reading.
Sponsored by Augustana's English and Journalism department, the event is free and open to the public.
In addition to "Gardening Secrets of the Dead" (WordTech Editions, 2012), Herrick is also the author of "This Many Miles from Desire" (WordTech Editions, 2007). His poems have been published widely in literary magazines and anthologies, including The Bloomsbury Review, ZZYZYVA, Berkeley Poetry Review, From the Fishouse online, Highway 99: A Literary Journey Through California's Great Central Valley, 2nd edition, The Place That Inhabits Us: Poems from the San Francisco Bay Watershed, and One for the Money: The Sentence as Poetic Form, among others. He is the founding editor of "In the Grove" and has guest edited various projects, including The Rio Grande Review and New Truths: Writing in the 21st Century by Korean Adoptees, and his narrative essay, "What Is This Thing Called Family?" appears in university textbooks.
Herrick attended Modesto Junior College and California State University, Stanislaus, where he received his M.A. in English with a focus in classical rhetoric. He has traveled throughout Latin America and Asia, and he has given readings throughout the United States. He served for seven years on the Board of Directors of the English Council of California Two-Year Colleges. He was born in Daejeon, South Korea, adopted at 10 months old, and raised in the East Bay and later, Central California. He lives with his daughter and wife in Fresno, California, where he teaches at Fresno City College and in the low-residency M.F.A. Program at Sierra Nevada College.