Peter Makuck, Friday, February 24, 7:00 p.m.

WHEN: Friday, 2/24, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown YMCA, 340 Montgomery St.

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Free and open to the public.

Peter Makuck is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University, where he has edited Tar River Poetry since 1978. His four books of poetry include Off-Season in the Promised Land, Where We Live, The Sunken Lightship and Against Distance, all published by BOA Editions, Ltd. He is also the author of three chapbooks, two collections of short stories, and is co-editor of a book of essays, An Open World, on Welsh poet Leslie Norris. He lives on Bogue Banks, one of North Carolina's Barrier Islands.

A letterpress broadside of Peter Makuck's poem "Hurricane Warning: Surfers" has been printed by Boxcar Press in commemoration of Mr. Makuck's reading. Each broadside in the 50-copy edition will be numbered and signed by the author. $15 for DWC Members, $20 for non-members. To reserve a copy, or for more information:

Phil Memmer
(315) 474-6851 x314

Bruce Smith, Friday, February 17, 7:00 p.m.

WHEN: Friday, November 11, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown YMCA, 340 Montgomery St.

Free and open to the public.

Bruce Smith is professor of English and creative writing at Syracuse University and the author of four books of poems. His most recent collection, The Other Lover, also published by the University of Chicago Press, was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

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