Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Joshua Poteat to read poetry at Randolph College

With natural elegance and untiring invention, Joshua Poteat writes some of the most remarkable poetry you are ever likely to encounter. – Blackbird, Spring 2003, Vol. 2, No. 1
Award-winning poet Joshua Poteat will visit the Randolph College campus and read some of his work Wednesday night.

Poteat is the writer in residence at the College of William and Mary this year. He has published two books of poems, Ornithologies and Illustrating the Machine that Makes the World, both available in Lipscomb Library, as well as a chapbook, Meditations.

He also branches into the visual arts, making light boxes out of materials he finds.

Poteat will read some of his poetry in the Jack Lounge in the Smith Memorial Building from 8 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The free event is part of the Randolph College Visiting Writers Series, which brings expert writers to campus to teach students about their craft and share their work with the community.
“[Poteat is] a poet of bristling intelligence who knows what has already been done and has decided not to do it again. He is utterly without clich├ęs.” – David Wagoner, judge for the T.S. Eliot First Book Award, 2002