Celebrate National Poetry Month! The MU Libraries are hosting a reading and signing by Walter Bargen, the first Poet Laureate of Missouri. As Poet Laureate, Mr. Bargen is responsible for promoting the arts in Missouri and for
composing an original poem in honor of Missouri.
Mr. Bargen, of Ashland, has published nine books and two chapbooks of poems over the past 28 years. Among his work is The Feast: Prose Poem Sequences, which won the 2005 William Rockhill Nelson Award for best poetry book by a Missouri writer. His work has appeared in more than 100 publications, and he has received a National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowship as well as various other awards.
This event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, April 9, 3-4 p.m.
Ellis Library, 1st Floor Colonnade
For more information contact Shannon Cary at firstname.lastname@example.org or (573) 882-4703.