Grove City College is hosting poet George David Clark for a reading of his work at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 in the Great Room of Breen Student Union on campus.
Clark will read selections from “Newly Not Eternal,” his latest book of poems, and participate in a question and answer session and book signing. The event is free and open to the public.
“Newly Not Eternal” is described by the publisher as “equal parts elegy and ode” that addresses “the startling suffering and sentiment implicit in human mortality.” The reading is sponsored by The Echo, the College’s student produced journal of prose, photography, and artwork.
Clark is an assistant professor of English at Washington & Jefferson College. His previous poetry collection “Reveille” won the Miller Williams Poetry Prize and poems can be found in AGNI, Crazyhorse, Image, The Southern Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many other magazines and journals. He serves as editor-in-chief of the journal 32 Poems.
“David’s work engages deeply with the Christian faith, and he is happy to talk about the intersection of faith and writing,” said Echo Advisor Dr. Annie M. Shepherd, associate professor of English. “At the same time, he can also provide perspective to those interested in studying and writing poetry that doesn’t explicitly connect to faith, or to those interested in learning how to live out their faith in the creative writing industry.”