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Poet Harry Humes to Visit Eastern

Written by Kate Harner 


humespic.jpgWillimantic, CT -- Award-winning poet Harry Humes will hold a poetry reading at Eastern Connecticut State University at 7 p.m. on May 3 in Room 301 of the Science Building. The public is invited. Admission is free.

Humes is the author of six collections of poetry, including "Winter Weeds," winner of the Devins Award; "Ridge Music"; "Butterfly Effect," a National Poetry Series winner; "Ridge Music," an Associated Writing Programs Contest Finalist; "The Way Winter Works"; "The Bottomland"; and "August Evening with Trumpet."

Humes' work has appeared in literary publications such as "Poetry," "Gettysburg Review" and "The Nation," among others. "Poetry Northwest" awarded him its Theodore Roethke Poetry Prize for his poem "Calling in the Hawk." Poet James Tate selected Humes' poem, "Butterfly Effect," for "Best American Poetry 1997." He is a recipient of a National Endowment Poetry Fellowship and several poetry grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Humes' reading is being sponsored by Eastern's English Club.

For more information, contact Andrew Garaventa at, or Daniel Donaghy at


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