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Frank Granger Poetry Reading

Frank Granger Poetry Reading

(February 16, 2017) The annual Frank Granger Poetry Reading will be presented by award-winning poets Jon Tribble and Allison Joseph at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in Stokes Auditorium in Hardtner Hall at McNeese State University. This free event is sponsored by McNeese’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.

Tribble is the 2016 winner in the Nazim Hikmet International Poetry Competition and author of two books of poetry, “Natural State” and the forthcoming “And There is Many a Good Thing.” He is also the managing editor of Crab Orchard Review and the series editor of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry published by Southern Illinois University Press and he teaches creative writing and literature and directs undergraduate and graduate students in internships and independent study in editing and literary publishing for the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Department of English. He has received fellowships and awards for his poetry from the Illinois Arts Council.

Joseph is an associate professor of English at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and holds the Judge Williams Holmes Cook Endowed Professorship. She is the 2017 recipient of the New Georgia Arts Literary Award and author of more than 10 books and chapbooks. Her next full-length collection, “Confessions of a Barefaced Woman,” has been accepted for publication by Red Hen Press. She is the editor and poetry editor of Crab Orchard Review.

The married couple lives in Carbondale.