English Department Reading Series featuring Poet Jeff Gundy
The Department of English is thrilled to bring poet and professor Jeff Gundy to campus on Tuesday, September 26th, for a reading, reception and Q & A.
Jeff Gundy's seventh book of poems, Abandoned Homeland (Bottom Dog, 2015) was a finalist for the Ohioana Poetry Award, and he was named Ohio Poet of the Year for Somewhere Near Defiance (Anhinga, 2014). His poems and essays have appeared in The Georgia Review, The Sun, Kenyon Review, Christian Century, Image, Crazyhorse, Artful Dodge, Cincinnati Review, Nimrod, and many other journals. He has also published four books of essays and creative nonfiction, including Songs from an Empty Cage: Poetry, Mystery, Anabaptism, and Peace (Cascadia, 2013). He has received multiple Ohio Arts Council grants, two C. Henry Smith Peace Lectureships, among many awards and lecture appointments. He teaches at Bluffton University in Ohio and spent his last two sabbaticals at LCC International University in Klaipeda, Lithuania (2015) and as a Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Salzburg, Austria (2008).
Gundy will be reading alongside senior creative writing major Kelley Lewis. The event will begin at 7pm in the Elzay Gallery of Art, preceded by a 6:30pm reception. The event is sponsored by the Department of English and is free and open to the public.