On Thursday, October 23, 2014, noted poet Richard Hague will read from and discuss his new book of poems During The Recent Extinctions: New and Selected Poems 1984-2012 (Dos Madres Press, 2012). Hague is an award-winning poet and essayist in Cincinnati. Born and raised in Steubenville, Ohio, he has published fifteen collections of poetry, as well as a memoir of his Irish-Catholic and Appalachian family entitled Milltown Natural: Essays and Stories From A Life (Bottom Dog Press, 1997). He is also the author of Learning How: Stories, Yarns, and Tales (Bottom Dog Press, 2007). In addition to his publishing credits, Hague taught for forty-five years at Cincinnati’s Purcell-Marian High School, earning a reputation as a distinguished teacher who has seen many of his students win writing awards in local and regional competitions. He has received numerous grants and fellowships, was a Scholar in Nonfiction at a Bread Loaf School of English writer’s conference, and served as a staff member in poetry at the Appalachian Writers Workshop in Hindman, Kentucky.
The NKU Friends of Steely Library and the NKU Department of English are sponsoring the event. It will begin at 7 P.M. in the Otto Budig Theater on the first floor of University Center at NKU’s Highland Heights Campus. A book signing and reception will follow the reading. This event is fee and open to the public.
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