Texas A&M University-Texarkana will host a poetry-writing workshop and poetry reading presented by award-winning poet, Dr. Nick Norwood, as part of its new thematic program and lecture series focusing on environmental issues.
Both events will include book-signings and are open to the public.
On Sunday, October 5, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Dr. Norwood will conduct a poetry-writing workshop at the A&M-Texarkana campus. The workshop will be held at the University Center Building in Room 116. Dr. Norwood is a Professor of Creative Writing at Columbus State University. He will also present a talk and poetry reading onMonday, October 6, at 6:30 p.m., in Eagle Hall, at which time he will focus on poetry’s role in the environmental movement. Norwood was the sole poet representing the United States at the Euroscience Open Forum’s session “Science Meets Poetry” at Munich (2006), Turin (2010), and Copenhagen (2014).
His third full volume of poems, Gravel and Hawk, won the Hollis Summers Prize in Poetry and was published by Ohio University Press in 2012. His other books are A Palace for the Heart (2004), The Soft Blare (2003), and the limited edition, fine press book Wrestle (2007), which he produced in collaboration with the artist Erika Adams.
Norwood’s poems have appeared in many journals, online sites, and broadcasts such as The Paris Review, Shenandoah, The Wallace Stevens Journal, Poetry Daily, the PBS News Hour blog Art Beat, and NPR’s Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor.
He received an International Merit Award in Poetry from Atlanta Review and both the Walter E. Dakin Fellowship and the Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers Conference.
A&M-Texarkana will also host additional upcoming lectures on environmental issues that include Mr. Brian Bond’s presentation, “The EPA’s Clean Power Plan: Impacts to our Energy Future” on Tuesday, October 7, at 12:00 p.m. Mr. Bond is Vice President of External Affairs for Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO). Additionally, on October 22 at 6:00 p.m., Dr. Richard Primack of Boston University will talk about his book Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods, and on November 3, at 7:00 p.m. in Eagle Hall, Mr. Will Allen will lecture about urban farming and his book The Good Food Revolution: Growing healthy Food, People, and Communities.
For more information on Norwood’s events or to RSVP for the workshop, contact Dr. Doris Davis at (903) 223-3031. For additional information about other presentations, contact Dr. Michael Perri at (903) 223-3194 or Dr. Corrine Hinton at (903) 223-3124.