Point of Contact Gallery Presents Poetry Reading by Christopher Kennedy on Tuesday, Nov. 18
Point of Contact Gallery is hosting a poetry reading by Christopher Kennedy on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 6-8 p.m. Kennedy will be reading current work from two forthcoming publications “Small Hope Factory” and “Love Poems for People Who Hate Themselves.” A brand new chapbook, “Once I Saw You Laughing When I Was Feeling Sad,” will be available to purchase for the first time at this event.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Free parking is available the night of the reception in the Syracuse University lot on the corner of West and West Fayette streets.
Kennedy is the author of four poetry collections, “Ennui Prophet” (BOA Editions, Ltd.), “Encouragement for a Man Falling to His Death” (BOA Editions, Ltd.), which received the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award in 2007, “Trouble with the Machine” (Low Fidelity Press) and “Nietzsche’s Horse” (Mitki/Mitki Press). He is also one of the translators of “Light and Heavy Things: Selected Poems of Zeeshan Sahil” (BOA Editions, Ltd.), published in 2013 as part of the Lannan Translation Series. His work has appeared in numerous print and on-line journals and magazines, including Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Mississippi Review, Ninth Letter and New York Tyrant. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts, and a grant from the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts.
Kennedy is an associate professor of English at Syracuse University, where he directs the M.F.A. program in creative writing.
The event is sponsored by the Syracuse University Humanities Center, organizer of the 2014 Syracuse Symposium™ on “Perspective.”
Point of Contact Gallery is supported by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Coalition of Museums and Art Centers at Syracuse University.