Michigan Author Reads Poetry from Her Collection
Award-winning poet Patricia Farewell gives a public reading of her works at the Alma College Library as part of the Michigan Author Speaker Series.
Farewell reads at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15th in the Anderson Reading Area. Admission is free; no ticket is required.
Farewell's creative writings have appeared in multiple literary journals, including The New York Quarterly, The American Poetry Review, The Formalist, Partisan Review, Chelsea, West Branch and Green Mountains Review.
From the Lighthouse, by Patricia Farewell
Her most notable collection of poetry, From the Lighthouse, won the Frederick Morgan Poetry Prize. She also is a recipient of The Ken McLaren Award, The Arvon Foundation Award and The Roberts Writing Award.
Alma College Librarian Angie Kelleher, who helped organize Farewell’s visit to Alma College, says she can connect with the “lyrical insecurity” of Farewell’s work.
“She uses rhyme in a nontraditional way,” says Kelleher. “It doesn’t hit you on the first read, but the second or third time you notice the effects of the sound.”
While Farewell is originally from Chappaqua, N.Y., she recently moved to Alma with her husband. She is a former English teacher.
“She brings an East Coast perspective to Alma,” says Kelleher. “She also brings 30 years of experience from the classroom teaching students of all different ages.”
The Michigan Author Speakers Series started in 2005 with a reading by Gordon Henry. Other writers featured in the series have included Bonnie Jo Campbell, John Rybicki, Rachael Perry, Tom Springer and Anne-Marie Oomen.
“Anyone who is interested in poetry, or anyone who likes being creative and expressing themselves, is welcome to come,” says Kelleher. “I encourage people to attend.”
Posted: Wed, November 3rd, 2010 at 10:35AM