Center for Poetry Fall Writing Series (October, November 2018)


The MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities' Center for Poetry sponsors the Fall Writing Series.  The 2018 presenters are:

Russell Brakefield is the author of Field Recordings (Wayne State University Press, 2018). His writing has appeared in the Indiana Review, New Orleans Review, Poet Lore, Crab Orchard Review, Hobart, and elsewhere.

Karin Gottshall is the author of The River Won't Hold You (2014), winner of the Ohio State University Press Wheeler/The Journal Prize, and Crocus (2007), winner of the Fordham University Press Poets Out Loud Prize.

Sam Gleaves is a singer and multi-instrumentalist originally from Wytheville, Virginia who now makes his home in Hindman, Kentucky. Sam began playing Appalachian music as a teenager with the help of mentors Jim Lloyd, a multi-instrumentalist, storyteller and local barber, and nationally recognized ballad singer Sheila Kay Adams. Rooted in Appalachian traditions, Sam’s songwriting sings of contemporary rural life and social issues.


  • October 24, 2018: Russell Brakefield
  • November 7, 2018: Karin Gottshall
  • November 14, 2018: Sam Gleaves


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