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Writers share creative notes, work for series

Nov. 15, 2012 @ 12:17 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Neil Carpathios and Crystal Good were the latest guests writers to participate in the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series on Wednesday night at Marshall University.

The event, which was founded by Marshall Professor Art Stringer in 1989, invites between six and eight authors each year to meet and talk with students before publicly reading their work.

Wednesday's reading took place in the Birke Art Gallery on campus.

Carpathios is the author of three full-length poetry collections: "Playground of Flesh," "At the Axis of Imponderables" and "Beyond the Bones." He also writes the column "Let's Talk Poetry" in The Portsmouth Daily Times, devoted to showcasing work by local poets in the Southern Ohio region.

Good is a part of the "Affrilachian" (African-American-Appalachian) poetry movement and the author of the collection "Valley Girl." Her poems explore themes in quantum physics, Appalachian culture, gender equality and mountaintop removal.

For more information about the series, visit http://muwww-new.marshall.edu/vws/.

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