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Exile a While: Poet/Author Seth Wieck Reads This Thursday in Canyon

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"Laugh. Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyful though you have considered all the facts...” ? Wendell Berry

These words have served as an inspiration for Panhandle native, author, poet, and educator, Seth Wieck. I know this because he was kind enough to stop by High Plains Morning today with Dr. Eric Meljac of the High Plains Poetry Project & WTAMU. They'll host a reading featuring Seth and his work this Thursday, June 20th at Burrowing Owl Books (419 16th St.) in Canyon, TX. The reading starts at 7p CT, but it's wise to arrive at 6:30p to get a seat.  Plus, he'll have exclusive access to his new book, To the Exiles, available only at Burrowing Owl. 
 
Hear our full interview on the link below:
Click here for a sample reading from Seth's work:

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After Kinsley-Seth Wieck
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Names of Crops - Seth Wieck

MORE ABOUT SETH: Seth Wieck's stories, poetry, and essays can be found in various publications, including Narrative Magazine, Fathom Magazine, and the Broad River Review where he won the 2018 Ron Rash Award in Fiction. He grew up on a dry land farm in Umbarger, Texas. His father counseled him to leave agriculture, so now he teaches high school literature and remodels houses. He lives in Amarillo with his wife and three children. 

MORE ABOUT THE HIGH PLAINS POETRY PROJECT: The High Plains Poetry Project is an organization developed by Dr. Pat Tyrer and Dr. Eric Meljac of West Texas A&M University dedicated to the poetic arts in the Texas Panhandle. Connect with them on their Facebook page.