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Jeff Johnson

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January 2019

Peter Balakian

January 30 @ 12:00 pm CST

Verse Like Water: the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College will joyfully introduce Peter Balakian for a noon reading in the Chalberg Theater. In addition to poetry, Professor Balakian has gifted the literary world with memoir, translations, and essays about arts and culture. As a young man, he inhabited a pivotal moment when he learned his grandmother had survived a Syrian death march, which was part of the Armenian genocide of 1915. Much of his life's work has been…

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March 2019

Spencer Reece

March 27 @ 12:00 pm CDT

Verse Like Water will host poet and memorialist Spencer Reece on March 27th, at noon in the Chalberg Theater. An Episcopalian priest as well as an internationally known writer, Spencer's debut collection The Clerk's Tale (2004) won the Bakeless Poetry Prize, and his next book The Road to Emmau (2011), was long-listed for the National Book Award. His numerous awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Fullbright Scholarship, and the Guggenheim. After Spencer's reading, we will…

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