English Department and Calliope to Host Poetry Reading Thursday

A poster advertising Singer's upcoming poetry reading (Photo credit via Calliope)

Shavonne McLamb

Ad Manager

ESU’s literary magazine, Calliope, the English Department, the Dean of Arts and Sciences and Kemp Library are sponsoring a poetry reading in Beers Lecture Hall on April 20 at 5 p.m. featuring the poet Sean Singer.

Singer is the author of three poetry books, titled Discography (2002), Honey and Smoke (2015) and most recently, Today in the Taxi (2022).

Singer was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico in 1974. He received his MFA from Washington University and received his Ph.D. in American Studies from Rutgers University.

His most notable accolades are as follows: The National Endowment for the Arts in 2005, the Yale Series of Young Poets and the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America.

Singer also has a newsletter about poetry called “The Sharpener,” which exposes subscribers to poetry and inspirational quotes from other authors and artists, according to “The Sharpener” website.

Poetry lovers can relax in Beers Lecture Hall and listen to Dr. Singer read his poetry and learn more about his journey to become a poet.

For more information about the event, contact Dr. Richard Madigan, an ESU professor and the faculty advisor for Calliope.

Calliope is ESU’s literary magazine that is student-run and features students’ works of art such as poetry, short stories, photography, and original art.

The literary magazine looks toward the interests of the ESU student body as they share their creativity with the ESU community.

To learn more about Dr. Sean Singer, please go to: https://www.seansingerpoetry.com/ 

To buy Dr. Sean Singer’s books of poetry, please go to: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/sean%20singer 

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