Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Edison participates in Poem In Your Pocket Day

Bill Brower
Edison Community College is pleased to announce it will be participating in the national Poem in Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 30 at 12 p.m. in rooms 504-505 of the Emerson Center at the Piqua campus. Community members and Edison students and employees are invited to read poetry they have written or favorite poems written by others.

Poem in Your Pocket Day was established in 2002 and encourages individuals around the country to participate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day.

Princeton University Emeritus Professor Bill Brower of Piqua will make his third visit to the college and will begin the program by commenting on the role that poetry has played in his life and quoting a few of his favorite poems.

Yellow Springs poet and Edison communication faculty member Debra Williamson will follow with an original poem. Jenna Hooks, a former Edison student and now a Presidential Scholar at Urbana University, will also read a poem she wrote while at Edison.

The program will then be open to anyone who would like to read or listen. Additional poems will be available to share at the event. Admission is free and registration is not required. For more information, contact Vivian Blevins at vblevins@edisonohio.edu.

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