Wick Poetry Center hosts Catherine Wing

Catherine Wing. Photo courtesy of Wick Poetry Center.

Catherine Wing. Photo courtesy of Wick Poetry Center.

Tyra Byrd

The Wick Poetry Center will kick off this semester’s Wick Reading series with Catherine Wing, Kent State professor and published poet.

“[Wing] was chosen because she is the most recent poetry faculty member and her second book will be coming out soon,” said Natasha Rodriguez-Carroll, student-intern at the Wick Poetry Center.

Wing is the editor of the Wick Poetry Center’s Ohio Chapbook Series and teaches English. Her first book of poems, “Enter Invisible,” was nominated for a 2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and her second book of poems, “Gin and Bleach,” is scheduled for print this year. Her first book will be focused on at the reading and promotional material for her second book will be available.

“She is a really popular poetry teacher,” Carroll said. “She is knowledgeable, and she is talented.”

Wing’s poems have been featured as part of “The Writer’s Almanac” as well as included in “Best American Erotic Poems” and “Best American Poetry 2010.” She has had fellowships and residen­cies from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.

Wing’s reading will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Room 306 ABC of the Student Center.

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