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Virtual Poetry Reading with Cody Smith

April 14, 2021
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Virtual via Teams

Join us for a virtual book discussion with poet Cody Smith, the co-winner of the 2020 CHC Summerlee Book Prize. Smith will be presenting his book of poems, Gulf, which is one part ode and one part elegy to Louisiana. His poetry works to elevate people, places, and things that are often looked over as unpoetic. Trailers, pickups, catfish, menial labor thread through Gulf. But ultimately, the book revolves around family and home. It moves back and forth between innocence and experience, the idyllic and tragic, ultimately becoming a reckoning with memory. 

Born and raised in rural Louisiana, Cody Smith moved to the Pacific Northwest to pursue his MFA at the age of 30. He teaches college composition, literature, and creative writing at Florida State University where he is a PHD student in Creative Writing.

Sponsored by the Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast.

Ree Stelly
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