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Award-winning poet Rob Griffith to read at Lamar

Rob Griffith, the author of four award-winning books of poetry, will read from his work Thursday, Nov. 29, at Lamar University.

The reading will begin at 7 p.m. in the Dishman Art Museum lecture hall, sponsored by the Department of English and Modern Languages, the estate of Eleanor Perlstein Weinbaum and Pulse, Lamar’s student literary magazine. The reading is open to the public without charge.

Originally from Memphis, Tenn., Griffith is the author of  “A Matinee in Plato’s Cave” (Water Press and Media, 2008), winner of the 2009 Best Book of Indiana Award; “Poisoning Caesar” (Finishing Line Press 2004); and “Necessary Alchemy” (Middle Tennessee Press, 1999), winner of the Tennessee Chapbook Prize. A new collection of poetry, “The Moon from Every Window,” was recently released by David Robert Books.

Griffith’s poems, essays and stories have appeared in magazines and journals such as Poetry, River Styx, The North American Review, PN Review, The Dark Horse, The Sewanee Theological Review, Prairie Schooner, The Oxford American, Spoon River Review, Classical Outlook, Connecticut Review and many others.

He is the editor of the poetry journal Measure and co-director of the University of Evansville Press, which manages the Richard Wilbur book award. Griffith teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Evansville, Indiana, where he also is director of the first-year seminar program and director of the Harlaxton Summer Writing Program.

Griffith will sign copies of “The Moon from Every Window” and other collections after the reading.

Additional information about the reading is available from R.S. “Sam” Gwynn, professor of English, at (409) 880-8575.