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Writing from Appalachian Ohio: Poets and Writers at the Dayton Metro Library


david-garrison-448Hear some of the best regional poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction at the Dayton Metro Library on Sunday, April 19, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Poets and writers whose work is included in the new anthology, Every River on Earth: Writing from Appalachian Ohio, will be on hand to read and sign copies of the book. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

The anthology's title comes from a poem by Daytonian David Lee Garrison, former professor at Wright State University. Other writers featured include Herbert Woodward Martin, Ed Davis, Julie L. Moore, Lianne Spidel and many more.

"The people, the landscape, the struggles, and the deepest undercurrents of what it means to be from and of a place are revealed in these original, deeply moving, and sometimes shocking pieces," says Ohio University Press, publisher of the anthology. "The writing is accessible and often emotionally raw; Every River on Earth invites all types of readers and conveys a profound appreciation of the region's character."

Editor Neil Carpathios is an award-winning poet and author of three full-length poetry collections, as well as several chapbooks. He teaches at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio, where he also serves as coordinator of creative writing.

The program is free and open to the public at the Main Library, 215 E. Third Street in downtown Dayton. For more information, call the Library at (937) 463-BOOK.

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