Immaculata University Presents Irish Poetry Reading

Irish Studies at Immaculata University will host a celebration of poetry on Wednesday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in Loyola Hall on the University´s campus. The reading features Joseph Meredith from Rutgers University who will share selections from his works.
Joseph Meredith has published two books of poetry (Affairs of the Heart and Hunter´s Moon) and is the former editor of Four Quarters. His poetry has also appeared in Kansas Quarterly, Southwest Review, The Threepenny Review, Janus and The American Scholar. He has also received a number of poetry awards, including the Mary Elinore Smith Prize from The American Scholar. Claude Koch, author of A Kite in the Sun, praised Hunter´s Moon as "a small wonder. With heartbreaking clarity and healing shapeliness we are offered the music of the common life." Others have commented on his fresh insights into ordinary life and his witty expression. His reading promises to be a highlight of the spring semester and a pre-taste of many April events for Poetry Month.
Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Meredith is a graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School and LaSalle College. He earned an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Florida in 1974. Prior to his teaching at Rutgers, Mr. Meredith was a member of the LaSalle University faculty where he was also director of the Writing Center.
The event is free and open to the public. Copies of the author´s books will be available for purchase.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
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