Stuart Friebert Opens 2016-17 Wick Poetry Center Reading Series With Event on Sept. 14
By Kate Schwanke
Stuart Friebert, founder of the writing program at Oberlin College and author of 14 poetry collections including Floating Heart, will be the first speaker of the 2016-2017 Kent State University Wick Poetry Center Reading Series on Sept. 14. This event is free and open to the public.
Friebert has won multiple awards for his published works, including the Ohioana 2015 Poetry Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He has published 10 volumes of translations, such as Puppets in the Wind: Selected Poems of Karl Krolow and Be Quiet: Selected Poems by Kuno Raeber. Friebert also co-founded FIELD, a twice-yearly journal of contemporary poetry and poetics, and the Oberlin College Press.
“Friebert’s poetry is direct and moves narrative brilliantly, shifting at times into humor and other times into a depth-filled imaginative moment,” says Nicole Robinson, assistant director for the Wick Poetry Center.
This first reading series event will be held in the Kent Student Center, Room 306AB at 7:30 p.m. and is sponsored by Kent State’s Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies, as well as the Institute for Applied Linguistics.
For more information about the Wick Poetry Center and the reading series, visit www.kent.edu/wick/reading-series.