Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Award-winning poet Allan Peterson to speak at Germanna March 26

Poet Allan Peterson
Germanna will host a reading by award-winning poet Allan Peterson at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 in Sealy Auditorium at the Fredericksburg Area Campus off U.S. 17 in Massaponax. It’s free and open to the public.

 Peterson’s fourth book of poetry, Fragile Acts (McSweeney's Poetry Series), was a finalist for both the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award and the Oregon Book Award.

He's the recipient of the 2006 Silver Spoon Award for service to the Arts and the 1989 recipient of the ARS LONGA, VITA BREVIS award. 

He has been nominated for a Distinguished Recognition Award from the Florida Fine Arts Council and has received prizes for his original poetry from Arts and Letters, The Comstock Review, the California Quarterly and many others.

He will also talk to a GCC creative writing class about getting published and to a Germanna English class at Coffeewood Correctional Center that is part of a philanthrophist Doris Buffett-financed college education program for inmates.



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