Acclaimed Poet Jarnot to Present Reading at Mount Union College

April 01, 2010

Nationally recognized poet Lisa Jarnot will be reading her work at Mount Union College on April 7 in celebration of National Poetry Month.


Considered one of America's most brilliant young poets, Jarnot recently published her third collection, "Black Dog Songs," through Flood Editions. Critics have characterized her work as remarkable, ecstatic, driven, lyrical, and meditative.

Jarnot will read from her poetry in the North Reading Room, located in the Kolenbrander-Harter Information Center, from 7 - 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7. The event is free and open to the public.

Previous works by Jarnot include "Ring of Fire" and" Some Other Kind of Mission." Coeditor of a poetry collection entitled "An Anthology of New," Jarnot's work has been published in several major venues and anthologized in several collections. Jarnot has also published extensively on the web. Jarnot reads and teaches throughout the United States, including numerous locations throughout the greater New York City area, Naropa Institute, and Bard College's Institute for Writing and Thinking.

In addition to the reading, Jarnot will hold a book signing in the Mount Union College Bookstore, located in the Hoover-Price Campus Center, also on Wednesday, April 7 from 11 - 11:45 a.m. On Thursday, April 8, the public is invited to hear, share, and read favorite poems with audience members, as well as Jarnot, from 7:30 - 9 p.m. in the Alumni Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center.

Jarnot was born in 1967 in Buffalo, New York. She attended State University of New York at Buffalo and Brown University. She has been the editor of two small poetry magazines, "No Trees" and "Troubled Surfer." She was also editor of St Mark's Newsletter until 1997. She is currently teaching at the Naropa Institute's Jack Kerouac School for Disembodied Poetics.

For more information, contact Dr. Bill Macauley in the Mount Union College English department at (330) 823-8440.

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