Southwest Tennessee Community College

For Immediate Release

Date: April 8, 2010

For more information contact, Pat O'Brien (901) 333-4021

Former Memphian Don Share, Poetry Magazine Editor, to Highlight Southwest's National Poetry Month Observance

Don Share, senior editor of Poetry magazine in Chicago, will present a public reading of his work as part of Southwest's National Poetry Month celebration from 12:30-1:30 p.m. April 15 in Fulton Auditorium on the Macon Cove Campus. Having grown up in Memphis, he bases many of his poems in familiar settings here.

Share's most recent book of poetry is Squandermania, "a grown-up book with grown-up concerns," according to one reviewer. His book of poems, Union, was a finalist for the Boston Globe / PEN-New England Winship Award for outstanding book. Other publications include Seneca in English, I Have Lots of Heart: Selected Poems of Miguel Hernandez, which received a Times Literary Supplement / Society of Authors Translation Prize; and, coming soon, a critical edition of Basil Bunting. Share also serves as editor in-chief of Literary Imagination: the Review of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics, and is the former curator of the Poetry Room at Harvard University, where he taught.

Southwest's National Poetry Month events are sponsored by the Honors Academy and the Pierian literary society.

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Photo caption: Don Share