Award-winning poet to read his work as part of WFU series

Rodney JonesAward-winning poet Rodney Jones will read from his work Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. in Wake Forest University’s DeTamble Auditorium.

Since the publication of his first book of poetry “Going Ahead, Looking Back” in 1978, Jones has received many honors. His collection of poetry, “Transparent Gestures,” won the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry in 1990. Another collection, “Elegy for the Southern Drawl,” was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1999. Jones has also received the Jean Stein Award of the National Institute of the Arts and Letters, the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Excellence and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

“Kingdom of the Instant.” book coverJones’ appearance is a part of the Writers Reading Series sponsored by the Wake Forest English department. He will read from his eighth and most recent poetry collection, “Kingdom of the Instant.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 336-758-3366.

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