Award-winning poet will visit Misericordia

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DALLAS TWP. — The Honors Exploration Program at Misericordia University is sponsoring a poetry reading by award-winning poet, essayist and editor Sascha Feinstein, Ph.D., from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 in Frank and Dorothea Henry Student Lounge on campus. The reading is open and free to the public.

During his career, Dr. Feinstein has written 11 books, including two volumes of poetry, “Ajanta’s Ledge’’ and “Misterioso.’’ He also has written the memoirs, “Wreckage: My Father’s Legacy of Art & Junk’’ and “Black Pearls: Improvisations on a Lost Year,’’ as well as two books on jazz poetry and the collection of interviews, “Ask Me Now.’’ In addition, Dr. Feinstein has edited several books, including two volumes of jazz poetry with Pulitzer Prize-winner Yusef Komunyakaa.

The founding editor of “Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz & Literature,’’ he is also a professor of English and creative writing at Lycoming College in Williamsport. He has delivered readings and lectures at the National Arts Club in New York City, the Tennessee Williams Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana, the American Embassy in Vienna, Austria, and scores of other venues.

His honors include the 2008 Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Artist of the Year, the Hayden Carruth Award for his book of poetry, “Misterioso,’’ and junior and senior teaching awards at Lycoming College, where he has taught since 1995.