Poet and printer Clarence Wolfshohl will combine two of his favorite interests, Thomas Hart Benton and the country of Brazil, in a poetry reading titled, “Tom Benton Floats the Amazon,” at Missouri S&T. The reading will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in Room 138 Castleman Hall, and is free and open to the public.
Wolfshohl started his company, Timberline Press, in 1975. Since then, he has published more than 70 books by such poets as Rochelle Holt, Emily Borenstein, David Ray, Charles Fishman, William Heyen, and recently Walter Bargen (current Poet Laureate of Missouri) and Larry D. Thomas (current Poet Laureate of Texas). Most of these publications have been handcrafted by letterpress.
Now retired after 41 years spent teaching, Wolfshohl has returned to his own writing. His poetry and creative fiction have appeared in Concho River Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Colere and Rattlesnake Review, The Melic Review and Muse2 online. A chapbook of poems, Season of Mangos, has been published by Adastra Press.
He lives with his wife, his writing, three cats and his printing press in a nine-acre wood outside of Fulton, Mo.
Wolfshohl’s appearance at S&T is sponsored by the department of arts, languages and philosophy. For more information, call 341-4185.