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Lunch Time Poems Series Begins in Bird Library
Syracuse University Libraries is hosting Lunch Time Poems, a series of free noontime poetry readings through the end of November. All readings take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons on the first floor of E.S. Bird Library and are open to the public.
Led by poet Stephen Kuusisto, University Professor and director of the Burton Blatt Institute for Interdisciplinary Research, the series features noted poets from across the region. The fall lineup begins Thursday, Sept. 20, with Christoper Kennedy G’88, professor of English and director of the M.F.A. program in creative writing in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), and Sarah Harwell G’00, G’05, associate director of the M.F.A. program.
Modeled on a popular program at the University of California at Berkeley, Lunch Time Poems is an informal brown bag event designed, as Kuusisto says, “to offer us some food for thought in the middle of our busy days–just bring your lunch and your appetite for words.”
Other readers this semester are:
- Chard DeNiord: Friday, Sept. 28
- Diane Wiener and Kristofor Minta: Friday, Oct. 5
- Rainie Oet: Thursday, Oct. 11
- Devon Moore: Friday, Oct. 26
- Ralph Savarese: Thursday, Nov. 15
- Dylan Krieger, Friday, Nov. 30
Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided at each event. Those requiring additional accommodations should contact Liz Cronkwright at 315.443.2573 or firstname.lastname@example.org.