Event Title

Family Matters

Location

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, Room 1306

Start Date

8-4-2017 9:50 AM

End Date

8-4-2017 10:10 AM

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Much of my poetry in the last few years has been a reflection on family members. My father’s death in 2009 and my mother’s ongoing bouts with illness have made me focus on the ways that families deal with sickness, death, and grief. I’ve also become interested in the dynamics among family members, such as those with my siblings and close friends. Two poems, “Night” and “Hunger”, both of which are either published or forthcoming, focus on these subjects directly. I’d also like to read from recent works that offer new approaches to the issue of coping with illness. I think using craft in interesting and engaging ways can present a unique offering to universal topics.

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Apr 8th, 9:50 AM Apr 8th, 10:10 AM

Family Matters

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, Room 1306

Much of my poetry in the last few years has been a reflection on family members. My father’s death in 2009 and my mother’s ongoing bouts with illness have made me focus on the ways that families deal with sickness, death, and grief. I’ve also become interested in the dynamics among family members, such as those with my siblings and close friends. Two poems, “Night” and “Hunger”, both of which are either published or forthcoming, focus on these subjects directly. I’d also like to read from recent works that offer new approaches to the issue of coping with illness. I think using craft in interesting and engaging ways can present a unique offering to universal topics.