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Acclaimed poets to visit UC Clermont

Annual series brings students and public face-to-face with accomplished authors

The UC Clermont College Poetry Series will welcome two authors to the college’s Batavia campus this spring.

Author Katy Didden will visit the college Feb. 12. Didden is the author of “The Glacier’s Wake” (Pleiades Press, 2013). Didden has a PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Missouri, and her poems and essays appear in journals such as Poetry Northwest, Ecotone, Poetry, 32 Poems and The Kenyon Review. A former Hodder fellow at Princeton University, she is currently an assistant professor at Ball State University.  

Didden will be on campus Feb. 12 for a Q&A with the author at 9:05 a.m., followed by a reading and reception at 10:10 a.m. in the UC Clermont Park National Bank Art Gallery, and a writing workshop at 11:15 a.m. 

Then on April 8, UC Clermont will welcome poet Lindsay Lusby. Lusby’s debut poetry collection “Catechesis: A Postpastoral” (2019) won the 2018 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize from the University of Utah Press, judged by renowned poet Kimiko Hahn. She is also the author of two chapbooks, “Blackbird Whitetail Redhand” (Porkbelly Press, 2018) and “Imago” (Dancing Girl Press, 2014) and the winner of the 2015 Fairy Tale Review Poetry Contest. Her poems have appeared most recently in The Cincinnati Review, Passages North, The Account, North Dakota Quarterly and Tinderbox Poetry Journal.

Lusby will be on campus April 8 for a Q&A with the author at 9:05 a.m., followed by a master class on publishing a literary journal at 11:15 a.m., and a reading, reception and book signing in the UC Clermont Library at 1:25 p.m.

“The UC Clermont Poetry Series has been bringing local and national poets to the college for more than 10 years to read from their work, talk with audiences and conduct master classes,” said Phoebe Reeves, professor of English. “We’re all looking forward to hearing the poems and writing advice of these two exciting contemporary poets. As always, we warmly invite the local community to join us at these events.”

All Poetry Series events are open to the public. UC Clermont is located at 4200 Clermont College Drive, Batavia, Ohio 45103.