Dixie State hosts poetry reading with Simeon Berry

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University will host nationally recognized poet Simeon Berry as he visits campus to participate in a poetry reading and book signing.

The reading and signing is set to take place from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 3, in the Boeing Auditorium (room 121) of the Ernö and Etel Udvar-Hazy School of Business building on the Dixie State campus. Admission is free, and the public is encouraged to attend.

Simeon Berry’s work straddles the line between poetry and prose,” Dr. Cindy King, assistant professor of English within DSU’s creative writing emphasis, said. “It employs everyday speech and experiences to make it very accessible to all audiences. Yet at the same time, his poems dazzle with imagination and a keen sense of observation.”

Berry has served as the associate editor for the literary journal “Ploughshares” and has received a Massachusetts Cultural Council Individual Arts Grant. His works have received many awards, and his first two books, “Ampersand Revisited” and “Monograph,” won the National Poetry Series in 2013 and 2014, respectively.

About Dixie State University’s English Department

Dixie State’s English Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in English with emphases in creative writing, English education, literary studies, and professional and technical writing. The department also offers minors in creative writing, English education, general English, and professional and technical writing.

For more information about Dixie State University’s English Department, visit the department online. To learn more about Berry and his works, visit him online

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3 Comments

  • .... October 1, 2016 at 7:46 am

    This is fantastic news. I was thrilled to hear about this. this will be an amazing family activity I am so excited about this. I am very much looking forward to being there. …Praise the Lord

    • Real Life October 1, 2016 at 10:49 am

      A big step up from bedtime stories in mommy’s basement?

      • .... October 1, 2016 at 5:14 pm

        God Bless you my fellow brethren

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