As a guest of The University of Findlay, poet Edgar Kunz will be giving a free public reading with seniors Erin Weirrick and Meggyn Keeley at 8 p.m. April 29 in Old Main’s Ritz Auditorium. A book signing will follow. At 4 p.m., Kunz will lead a poetry workshop for interested students in the Center for Student Life and College of Business, Room 248.
Kunz is the author of “Tap Out,” which “reckons with working‑class heritage. Within are poignant, troubling portraits of blue‑collar lives, mental health in contemporary America, and what is conveyed and passed on through touch and words―violent, or simply absent,” his website describes.
The Baltimore, Maryland resident teaches at Goucher College, Baltimore, Maryland, and in the Master of Fine Arts program at Salve Regina University, Rhode Island. His work has been supported by fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Vanderbilt University, and Stanford University, where he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow.
Kunz’s visit is sponsored by the UF English Department and the Office of Academic Affairs.
For more information, please contact Conor Bracken, assistant professor of English, at firstname.lastname@example.org.