Gannon University Professors Host Poetry Reading

Berwyn Moore readingPosted: March 16, 2015

Poets Berwyn Moore and Russell Brickey will present a joint reading on March 18 at 7 p.m. at Gannon University. The reading, which will include recent work, will be held on the third floor of the A.J. Palumbo Academic Center, 824 Peach St.

Berwyn Moore is a professor English at Gannon University where she teaches courses in creative writing and literature and advises the award-winning literary-art magazine, Totem. In 2012, she received the Distinguished Faculty award. Moore is the author of two collections of poetry, "O Body Swayed"  (Cherry Grove Collections, 2009) and "Dissolution of Ghosts" (Cherry Grove Collections, 2005), which was runner-up for the Lyre Prize in Poetry. She is the editor of the anthology "Dwelling in Possibility: Voices of Erie County" (Gannon University Press, 2010), and served as the inaugural Poet Laureate of Erie County, Pennsylvania, from 2009 to 2010. Her new collection is called "Relative Fields."

Russell Brickey is a visiting professor of English at Gannon University. His recent works include "Cold War Evening News" (Aldrich Press, 2013), "He Knows What a Stick Is" (Spuyten Duyvil Publishing, 2014) and "Atomic Atoll" (Wild Leaf Press, 2014). His poetry can be seen online in Eunioa Review, Thick With Conviction, Miller's Pond, Mobius, Drown in my Own Fears, and in numerous print journals.

The event is free and the public is invited. Refreshments will be served.