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Southern Miss hosting National Poetry Month Readings, Workshop April 16-17

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Farrah Field

The University of Southern Mississippi is celebrating National Poetry Month by hosting a workshop and poetry readings on the Hattiesburg campus. 

As a part of the Department of English’s Center for Writers’ Visiting Writers Series, a poetry reading by Farrah Field and Jared White is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16 at 5:30pm in the Woods Theatre in the Theatre and Dance Building. 

Farrah Field is the author of two books of poetry, Rising and Wolf and Pilot, and is also the author of the chapbook, Parents. Jared White is the author of Yellowcake, while two more works are forthcoming this year, This Is What It Is Like To Be Loved By Me and My Former Politics

Also in conjunction with National Poetry Month, the Center for Black Studies will host author, performer and educator Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, Wednesday, April 17 on the Hattiesburg campus. The author of Karma’s Footsteps, Tallie will present the workshop at noon in the Liberal Arts Building, room 364 (with pre-registration required by April 12) and a reading at 3 p.m. in the Cook Library Art Gallery. A book signing will follow.

These events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of English at 601.266.4320.