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SALT Luncheon – Where do poems come from?

February 9 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Where do poems come from? Distinguished Research Professor and St John’s member, James Kimbrell, will do his best to answer this question, but to also help you answer it for yourself. We will discuss how to find poetry in the places, objects, occurrences, and relationships of everyday life. Part lecture, part poetry reading, we will discuss the importance of imagery, immediacy, and writing for the senses. We’ll also do a brief writing exercise that will provide participants with a runway to launch their own poems, stories, or essays. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A., and lunch.

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Or contact Deborah Dugger in the church office for assistance. Please RSVP by February 7. A $9/person donation is appreciated to cover luncheon costs. Coffee will be served in Alfriend Hall beginning at 10:30 AM. Our program begins at 11 AM in Killeen Hall, and lunch follows the presentation.


James Kimbrell’s poems have appeared in anthologies including the Best American Poetry and the Pushcart Prize Anthology. The inaugural recipient of the Florida Book Award in Poetry, he has also received a Florida Arts Council Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Fellowship, the Nation / Discovery Award, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship,  the John and Renee Grisham Fellowship,  and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, The author of three books, his most recent collection is Smote (2015, Sarabande Books). Kimbrell is a native of Mississippi and has taught for over two decades at Florida State University where he serves as Distinguished Research Professor. For more information, go to jameskimbrellpoems.com.


February 9
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Linda Scott

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