The reading, sponsored in part by the Department of Languages and Letters at CBU, will take place in the CBU Library Commons at 4 pm on Thursday, Oct. 9, featuring Gary Geddes, Ann Eriksson and Bob Holman. Light refreshments will be available
Gary Geddes has written and edited 45 books of poetry, fiction, drama, non-fiction, criticism, translation and anthologies and won a dozen national and international literary awards, including the Lt.-Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence, the National Magazine Gold Award, the Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Americas Region) and the Gabriela Mistral Prize, awarded simultaneously to Octavio Paz, Vaclav Havel, Rafael Alberti, Ernesto Cardenal and Mario Benedetti.
Canadian novelist and biologist Ann Eriksson combines a background in ecology with her life experiences to create works of fiction grounded in nature and populated with compelling characters. She is the author of 4 novels, most recently, High Clear Bell of Morning, which features the ecology of Orcinus orca, the killer whale, and the effects of pollution on marine and human lives.
Spoken-word poet and arts activist Bob Holman is the author of numerous collections of poetry, editor of several anthologies, and force behind The United States of Poetry (an acclaimed 5-part PBS series featuring contemporary poets). He has taught at Columbia University, the New School, Bard College, and New York University. In 2010 Holman founded the Endangered Language Alliance, dedicated to language conservation and research. Holman’s honors include the Elizabeth Kray Poetry Award from Poets House, the New York Public Library Minerva Award, Poets & Writers/Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe’s Legend Award, and a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.