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English Department Sponsors April 18 Reading by N.C. Poet

April 04, 2007

Category: Academics, English, Events


Keith FlynnCatawba College's English Department is sponsoring a poetry reading by Keith Flynn on Wednesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in room 300 of the Center for the Environment. The reading is free and open to the public.

Flynn is the author of five books, including four collections of poetry: "The Talking Drum"(1991), "The Book of Monsters"(1994), "The Lost Sea" (2000), and "The Golden Ratio" (Iris Press, 2007), and a collection of essays, entitled "The Rhythm Method, Razzmatazz and Memory: How To Make Your Poetry Swing" (Writer's Digest Books, 2007). From 1987-1998, he was lyricist and lead singer for the nationally acclaimed rock band, The Crystal Zoo, which produced three albums: "Swimming Through Lake Eerie" (1992), "Pouch" (1996), and the spoken-word and music compilation, "Nervous Splendor" (Animal Records, 2003). He has been awarded the Sandburg Prize for poetry, the ASCAP Emerging Songwriter Prize, the Paumanok Poetry Award and was twice named the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for N.C. Flynn is founder and managing editor of "The Asheville Poetry Review."