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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Bluefield College Presents Poet Ethan Fischer TONIGHT

Bluefield College Presents Poet Ethan Fischer

Thursday, April 17, 2008 Easley Library 7 P.M.

Ethan Fischer, author of Beached in the Hourglass, teaches at Shepherd University and “calls summer a gold tooth in God's smile. A radio newsman who sings in his sleep. . . and bills himself Johnny Dime, poet of crime.”

Guest appearance by: Bluefield College poet Rob Merritt, author of Landscape Architects

Poetry Workshop/Discussion: Easley Library, Friday, April 18, 10:00 A.M.

“Ethan Fischer’s poems are a delight. By turns funny and poignant, angry and joyful; each line delivers with utter clarity.” – Denise Giardina

“Ethan Fischer has acute vision for what can tweak us back to life— and a bevy of authentic voices to insinuate such stuff under our skin. These are startling, humorous, grounded, and at times healthily unnerving poems. Good medicine for real life: Take two of these and go see Doctor Johnny Dime first thing in the morning.” – Ed Zahniser

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