Free poetry reading at S&T to feature acclaimed poets

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On April 9, 2014

Acclaimed poets Katy Didden and Terry Kennedy will read from their works at a poetry reading to be held on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus this month. Welcoming remarks will be given by Maxwell C. Weiner Professor, Charlotte Matthews.

The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in St. Pat’s Ballroom B of the Havener Center. It is free and open to the public.

Didden, a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, has won the Beulah Rose Prize, which recognizes poems by women, and an Academy of American Poets Prize. Her first book, “The Glacier’s Wake,” published in April 2013, won the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize from Pleiades Press.

Kennedy, the associate director of the Master of Fine Arts Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is editor of the online journal storySouth and associate editor of The Greensboro Review. His poetry, essays and reviews have appeared in Oxford American, The Southern Review and O. Henry Magazine.  His book, “New River Breakdown,” was published in 2013.

The April 23 poetry reading is hosted by the Missouri S&T English and technical communication department. For more information, please contact the department at or 573-341-4681.

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