Poet Sean Thomas Dougherty to read

Sean Thomas Dougherty

Poet Sean Thomas Dougherty will read as part of the Spectrum arts series at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Mukaiyma University Room in the Frame-Westerberg Commons. 

This event is open to the public and free.

Dougherty is the author and editor of 13 books, including “Scything Grace” and “Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line.” His latest collection, “All I ask for is Longing: New and Selected Poems 1994-2014,” will be released in spring 2014.

 “Dougherty has a reputation for giving very lively and inspiring readings, so we were pleased that he was available this fall,” said Dr. NancyMcCabe, associate professor of writing and director of the writing program.

Dougherty is currently on tour from September through December, giving fall readings from “Scything Grace.” Other tour locations include Providence, R.I.; Niagara Falls, N.Y.; and New York City.

He has traveled across North America and Europe, performing at numerous venues and universities. His book “Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line” was a finalist for the Milton Kessler Poetry Prize. He has received two Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Fellowships for Poetry in 2006 and 2004, and he also won the 2000 Pinyon Press Poetry prize.

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