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Antioch College to host reading by visiting poets

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – August 16, 2013 – Antioch College is pleased to announce an evening of readings by two exciting voices in contemporary literature: Heather Christle and Rachel B. Glaser. The reading will be held in the Herndon Gallery in South Hall, on Friday, September 13, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

Both poets draw upon humor and the imagination, exploring what it is to be young and alert to the possibilities of language in the 21st century. Following the reading, the poets will answer questions from audience members, and the gallery will host a reception with complimentary refreshments.

Heather Christle is the author of three full-length poetry collections, including What Is Amazing (a Massachusetts Book Award “Must-Read” selection) and The Trees The Trees, winner of the 2012 Believer Magazine Poetry Award. Her poems have been published in The New Yorker and The Best American Poetry, and she has appeared on radio programs including the BBC’s Newshour and CBC’s As It Happens. About Christle’s poems, John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats writes “You get the impression of the oracle at Delphi trying her hand at stand-up or jamming the broadcast of the nightly news: Christle’s gift for welding surreal visions to living speech rhythms keeps unlocking new surprises, page after page.” To see more of her work, visit her website at heatherchristle.tumblr.com.

Rachel B. Glaser is the author of the new poetry book MOODS (Factory Hollow Press, 2013) and the story collection Pee On Water (Publishing Genius Press, 2010). Glaser teaches creative writing at Flying Object in Hadley, Massachusetts. She studied painting at RISD and fiction at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She paints basketball players among other subjects. Novelist Blake Butler describes the voices of Glaser’s best-selling poetry collection as “shift[ing] seamlessly between God and Woody Allen, Valium and babies, accumulating fragments like a cubist Mitch Hedberg in the body of a 20-something woman,” while another reviewer writes admiringly of the poems’ “dark beauty.” To see more of her work, visit her website at: rachelbglaser.blogspot.com.

Contact Heather Christle at hchristle@antiochcollege.org, or Dennie Eagleson, Creative Director of the Herndon Gallery at deagleson@antiochcollege.org.

 

About Antioch College
Antioch College is a small, liberal arts institution located on a historical campus in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The College has an inspiring mission and a proud history of educating leaders and contributors to our society, including Nobel Laureates, Fulbright Scholars, MacArthur Fellows, notables in arts and culture, the sciences, the public sector, and business. Our innovative baccalaureate program integrates rigorous classroom learning with full-time work and community engagement. Commitments to social justice, sustainability, and global issues are important components of the Antioch College experience. A low student–faculty ratio provides Antioch College students with personal attention from professors who have a strong commitment to teaching. Originally founded in 1850, Antioch College is authorized by the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents to grant the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.

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