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Originally published: 2014-04-10 13:50:17
Last modified: 2014-04-10 13:51:02

Poetry readings held as part of National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate The Scholars Bookshop in the University Bookstore at Appalachian State University will host readings by two local poets.

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.