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Poetry Readings

Poetry Month at Immaculata University featured a celebration of “Sense of Place,” readings by three local poets on Tuesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Loyola Hall on the University’s campus.

The evening focused on the works of poets, all of whom are graduates of La Salle University, who write about the Philadelphia neighborhoods in which they grew up.  Each reader brought his personal style to familiar themes.

Joseph A. Chelius was Bucks County Poet Laureate in 2000 and has published two chapbooks:  Taking Pictures and Row House Yards.  His first full-length collection is scheduled for publication later this year.   David Livewell returned to read at Immaculata.  Since his last visit, his collection Shackamaxon was published and was awarded the T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize.   The third reader was Eugene Halus, associate professor of politics at Immaculata.  His poems have appeared in a number of small journals and he was formerly the managing editor of The Four Quarters Magazine.

The evening entertained audiences with familiar ideas about home and memory, and some new poetry as well.  For further information, contact Sister Marie Hubert Kealy, IHM, in the English/Communication Department, at 610-647-4400, ext. 3720 or mkealy@immaculata.edu.

Immaculata University is a Catholic, comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.