Pulitzer Prize Nominee to Give Poetry Reading at Cedarville University

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio—Pulitzer Prize nominee and poet Jim Barnes will read his poetry on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Cedarville University Stevens Student Center Theater. A book signing and reception will follow. Barnes is a professor of comparative literature and the writer-in-residence at Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo. He has published seven books of poetry, including his 1997 collection "Paris," which was nominated for both a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. Barnes has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Fulbright Commission. Barnes` poetry, essays, and short stories have appeared in numerous publications, including "The Nation," "The American Scholar," "The North American Review," "The Kenyon Review," "The Sewanee Review," and "The Georgia Review." His autobiography, "On Native Ground: Memoirs and Impressions," won the 1998 American Book Award. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, call 937-766-7740.