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Invocation: A Poetry Reading by Wally Swist

October 20, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
43 Amity Street
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Join us on Tuesday, October 20th at 6:30pm for a poetry reading by Wally Swist celebrating the publication of his new book, Invocation. Published by Lamar University Literary Press, Invocation is Swist’s most accomplished work to date. Jill Hoffman, editor of Mudfish Magazine, writes: “Painterly, sensual, surprising landscapes of grief and beauty . . . poems [that] teach us how to feed the soul.”
The reading will take place at The Jones Library in the Special Collections Reading Room. Books will be available for purchase and signing. A reception in the Burnett Gallery will follow the reading and light refreshments will be served.

Wally Swist’s books include Huang Po and the Dimensions of Love (Southern Illinois University Press, 2012); Velocity (Virtual Artists Collective, 2013); and The Daodejing: A New Interpretation, with David Breeden and Steven Schroeder (Lamar University Press, 2015). His poems have appeared in many publications, including Commonweal, North American Review, and Sunken Garden Poetry, 1992-2011 (Wesleyan University Press, 2012). Garrison Keillor has read his work on the national radio program The Writer’s Almanac.

Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Cynthia Harbeson at


Date: October 20, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Venue Name: The Jones Library
Address: 43 Amity Street
Amherst, MA 01002 United States

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