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Seward County Community College Library presents Kansas poet Eric McHenry

Seward County Community College Library presents Kansas poet Eric McHenry

Kansas poet Eric McHenry will speak at the SCCC Library on Monday, August 29 at noon. McHenry is a fifth-generation Topekan and a graduate of Topeka High School. He attended Beloit College, and then did graduate work at Boston University where he earned his MA in creative writing. McHenry's poems have been featured in many publications, including, The Harvard Review, Slate, and Poetry Northwest, whose editors named McHenry winner of the Theodore Roethke Prize for best poems published in the magazine in 2010. His criticism appears in The New York Times Book Review and Salon. He is a winner of the Academy of American Poets Prize, and Potscrubber Lullabies won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. He currently lives in Lawrence and teaches creative writing at Washburn University of Topeka. In April 2015 he was announced as the 2015-2017 Poet Laureate of Kansas.

From: https://www.washburn.edu/reference/cks/mapping/mchenry/index.html

McHenry is part of the Saints Scribe program through a grant by the American Library Association with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Three other speakers will take part during the fall semester as part of the Saints Scribe program.

Seward County Community College Library
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM on Mon, 29 Aug 2022

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Seward County Community College
Seward County Community College Library
1801 North Kansas Avenue
Liberal, Kansas 67901
(620) 417-1160