Poetry readings held as part of National Poetry Month
Nathan Hauke, an adjunct instructor in Appalachian's Department of English, will read from his work at 3:30 p.m. April 23 in the bookstore.
A sequence from Hauke's new poetry release, "In the Marble of Your Animal Eyes," was recently featured in the poetry anthology "The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral."
He also is the author of four poetry chapbooks. His poems have been published in a variety of journals, including American Letters & Commentary, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly and New American Writing.
Hauke's second book-length collection of poems, "Every Living One," is forthcoming from Horse Less Press in 2015.
Kathryn Kirkpatrick, a professor in the Department of English and the Department of Sustainable Development at Appalachian, will read from her work at 3:30 p.m. April 24. Kirkpatrick's most recent poetry collection, "Her Small Hands Were Not Beautiful," has been called a "tour de force" by poet and creative nonfiction writer Molly Peacock, and a "moving, insightful, and many-sided gathering of (her) Irish poems" by Eamonn Wall, professor of Irish studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Kirkpatrick's other poetry collections include "The Body's Horizon," "Beyond Reason," which was awarded the Roanoke-Chowan Poetry Prize by the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, "Out of the Garden," "Unaccountable Weather" and "Our Held Animal Breath," winner of 2012 Brockman-Campbell Award from the North Carolina Poetry Society.