||Davis McCombs to share his poetry at Centre
RELEASED: October 1, 2009
By Abby Malik
DANVILLE, KY— Poet Davis McCombs will be reading at Centre College on Monday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Vahlkamp Theatre located in Crounse Academic Center. The reading is free and open to the public.
"His reading is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, and his subject is of local interest," says Lisa Williams, NEH Associate Professor of English at Centre and former classmate of McCombs's at the University of Virginia.
He directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Arkansas.
He also comes from a family of tobacco farmers (for 200 years they harvested tobacco) in Hart County, Kentucky, and he explores that heritage in a sequence called "Tobacco Mosaic" in Dismal Rock.
"They're both terrific books, highly engaging and widely praised," Williams says. "I've taught poems from both books here at Centre, and at the Kentucky Literature Academy this summer at the Carnegie Center, I introduced Kentucky educators to Davis' work."
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