Presentation by Poets Julie Hensley and Dr. Harry Brown

Presentation by Poets Julie Hensley and Dr. Harry Brown

Poets Julie Hensley and Dr. Harry Brown will read from their latest collections in a presentation in the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity's Discovery Classroom (in the John Grant Crabbe Main Library) on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 5 p.m..

Hensley teaches in EKU's Creative Writing Program and Brown joined the EKU English faculty in 1970 and continues to teach part-time. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of English and Theatre and the MFA in Creative Writing Program.

Hensley, who grew up on a sheep farm in the Shenandoah Valley, will read from her latest collection, The Language of Horses (Finishing Line Press), which poet Libby Falk Jones describes as being filled with “evocative, moving poems…that probe ‘the dark fingers of memory,’ yielding rich ‘shadow stories’ of family, place, and time.” Hensley’s stories and poems have appeared in many journals, including Blackbird, Hayden's Ferry Review, Indiana ReviewPoemMemoirStory, and Quarterly West. In 2009, she won the Southern Women Writers Emerging Voice Award for poetry.

Brown, who has lived for 30 years on a farm in the Paint Lick area, will read selections from In Some Households the King Is Soul, a 2011 release from Wind Publications.  In Some Households the King Is Soul is his sixth book, following Felt Along the Blood, a collection of poetry from his first four collections. North Carolina Poet Laureate Fred Chappell describes Brown’s latest collection as “sumptuously dressed, minutely observed poems about aspects of nature that other poets studiously avoid.” Brown was recently honored with a certificate of congratulations from the Kentucky House of Representatives.

For more information, please contact Russell Helms.