Augustana Professor Participating in Poetry Reading

Event Details

Date: January 16, 2009

Times: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Washington Pavilion's Belbas Theatre

Ticket Info: This event is free and open to the public.

SIOUX FALLS – Dr. Patrick Hicks, Augustana College's Writer-in-Residence, will be reading his poetry along with 12 other poets at the Washington Pavilion's Belbas Theatre on Saturday, January 17, from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

This reading is in conjunction with the highly successful "Poets, Painters, and Pavilion" Series which opened in November 2008. Due to popular demand the venue has expanded to this 300-seat auditorium. A book signing will follow. This event is free and open to the public.

In 2008, Dr. Hicks had his first international paperback of poetry, Finding the Gossamer, published by Salmon Poetry in Ireland. Many poems from Finding the Gossamer have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

His work has appeared in scores of international publications, including Ploughshares, The Utne Reader, Glimmer Train, Commonweal, Poetry East, Indiana Review, and Nimrod. He is the author of three poetry chapbooks as well as a work of non-fiction called Brian Moore and the Meaning of the Past.

Dr. Hicks grew up in Stillwater, Minn., earned an MA in English at Queens University in Belfast, Ireland, and a PhD at the University of Sussex. In 2007 he was appointed Writer-in-Residence at Augustana. In 2006 he received the Excellence in the Literary Arts Award at the eighth annual Mayor’s Awards for the Arts.

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