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Alaskan Poet to Offer Public Reading at Catawba College

January 31, 2006

Category: Events, Students


Alaskan Poet Joseph Enzweiler will read his work at a public reading sponsored by the Catawba College English Department at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 15 in Tom Smith Auditorium of Ketner Hall on campus.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1950, Enzweiler received a degree in physics from Xavier University and moved to Fairbanks, Alaska in 1975. He earned his master of science degree in physics from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and in 1981, he built a log house in Goldstream Valley, north of Fairbanks, where he has lived ever since. He works as a carpenter, stone mason, and photographer during the summer and fall months and spends his winters writing. Every few years, he returns to rural northern Kentucky for several months where he lives with his brother and his family and is building a rock fence around his brother’s three acres of land.

Enzweiler has published four books of poetry: "Home Country" (Fireweed Press), "Stonework of the Sky" (Graywolf Press), "A Curb in Eden" (Salmon Publishing and Iris Press), and "The Man Who Ordered Perch" (Iris Press).