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Creators Program- MISSED, OVERLOOKED, UPCOMING w/WV Poet Laureate, Marc Harshman, April 7th, 2021 at 7pm
Creator’s Talk -In his return to the Creators platform, Harshman wants to give attention to some of those authors whose book launches have been postponed during this pandemic or whose upcoming titles may likewise be denied their due celebration. The Creators talk will feature selected readings and biographical sketches as well as a discussion with host, Eric Douglas, about the role of the poet laureate. Some of the featured authors/poets include Ron Houchin, Carrie Conners, Timothy Russell, Anna Smucker, Bill King, [Keith Maillard, Meredith Sue Willis,] Joel Peckham, and Jake Strautmann.

This project is being presented with financial assistance from the WV Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations do not necessarily represent those of WV Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities

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Apr 7, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Marc Harshman
Harshman’s latest collection of poems, WOMAN IN RED ANORAK, won the Blue Lynx Prize and was published in 2018 by Lynx House/University of Washington Press. His fourteenth children’s book, FALLINGWATER, co-author Anna Smucker, was published by Roaring Brook 2017 and was an Amazon Book of the Month. Children’s books have been translated into Danish, Korean, Swedish, Spanish, and Japanese. His poetry collection, BELIEVE WHAT YOU CAN, published in 2016 by West Virginia University Press, won the Weatherford Award from the Appalachian Studies Association. Poems have been anthologized by Kent State University, the University of Iowa, University of Georgia, and the University of Arizona. He is co-winner of the 2019 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award and his Thanksgiving poem, “Dispatch from the Mountain State,” was recently printed in the New York Times. Harshman’s newest collection of poems, THE SHADOW TESTIMONIES, is forthcoming from Salmon Press in the Republic of Ireland.