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Poet Zach Savich to Give Free Reading at Susquehanna University

Published on September 21, 2012

Author and poet Zach Savich will read from his work Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Susquehanna University’s Isaacs Auditorium, in Seibert Hall. Part of the university’s Visiting Writers Series, the reading is free and open to the public.

Savich is the author of three collections of poetry: “The Firestorm” (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011), “Annulments” (Center for Literary Publishing, Colorado State University, 2010) and “Full Catastrophe Living” (University of Iowa Press, 2009), as well as a chapbook of poetry, “The Man Who Lost His Head” (Omnidawn Publishing, 2010), and a book of lyric prose, “Events Film Cannot Withstand” (Rescue Press, 2011). His work has received a New American Poet honor from the Poetry Society of America, the Iowa Poetry Prize, the Colorado Prize for Poetry and other honors. He serves as an editor with The Kenyon Review.

Savich received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Washington and Master of Fine Arts degrees in poetry writing and creative writing from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is currently an assistant professor of English at Shippensburg University, where he teaches Poetry Writing and Advanced Poetry Workshop, among other courses.

The Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by The Writers Institute at Susquehanna, home to the university’s nationally recognized writing program. Visiting writers not only offer free readings to the public, but also devote time to lunches, classroom discussion and informal Q-and-A sessions with Susquehanna’s creative writing students, providing a uniquely intimate opportunity for learning and connecting with successful authors.


Karen M. Jones

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