Southern Expression: An Evening with poet Ralph Adamo
The Fayetteville Public Library is pleased to welcome poet Ralph Adamo on Thursday, April 6 at 6:00 pm. This event, spotlighting the notable Southern poet, is brought to us by the University of Arkansas Program in Creative Writing and Translation and by the University of Arkansas Artists and Concerts Committee.
A long time New Orleans resident and former editor of both Barataria and New Orleans Review, Ralph Adamo edits Xavier Review at Xavier University, where he is an Associate Professor of English. He has published seven collections of poetry, including two books from Lost Roads Publishers, Sadness at the Private University and The End of the World. His most recent collections of poetry are Waterblind: New & Selected Poems and Ever: Poems 2000-2014.
Praise for Ever included:
"Adamo, ever looking forward, brings comfort, like words whispered in the ear of a drowsy child." - R.S. Gwynn
"A work, a worksong, not of an illusory life, but of a life, in a body, a family, on wheels, rubber-side down, that works, miraculously." - C.D. Wright
Ralph Adamo earned his MFA from the University of Arkansas. He has won a National Endowment for the Arts award for poetry, has been honored with awards from the Louisiana Endowment for the Arts, and was the recipient of the first Marble Faun poetry award from the Faulkner Society.
A book signing will follow the program and books will be available to purchase.