Faculty Poetry Reading features multiple works

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a Faculty Poetry Reading Friday, April 17, in the Goins Building Auditorium. The event begins at 1 p.m.

The reading will focus on the original poems of several of our faculty members. Each poet-professor will read one or two works. Featured are Edward Francisco, Patricia Ireland, Nicholas Morgan, Keith Norris, Barbara Anne Pharr, Heather Schroeder and Charles White.

“We want to enable our students, in particular, to see what talented faculty we have,” said Francisco, English professor and writer-in-residence. “When they’re in the classroom, they might not know the talent of the person who is teaching them.”

The event takes place in conjunction with National Poetry Month.

“Plus, April is Shakespeare’s birthday month,” Francisco said. “We couldn’t let that month go by without a celebration of language and literature at Pellissippi State.”

The showcase is being planned by Francisco and Schroeder, an English instructor.