Apr 11, 2012
The Humboldt State University Library will host an hour-long reading by campus poets in room 209, the second-floor Fishbowl, on Friday, Apr. 27 at 3 p.m. Staff and faculty poets will present brief selections of their works.
Barbara Brinson Curiel, author of the poetry collection “Speak to Me from Dreams,” is a professor in the departments of English and Critical Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. A fellow of CantoMundo, the national organization for Latino poets, she has works in the forthcoming collection “Cantar de Espejos: Poesía Testimonial Chicana por Mujeres,” to be published in Mexico.
Paul Mann, university spokesman, is an award-winning world affairs reporter who covered the White House, the State Department and foreign capitals for 24 years. He anchored an international affairs program on KHSU in 2009-2010 and his poems appear regularly in the North Coast Journal. His two books of poetry, written since he transplanted to the Redwood Coast nine years ago, are titled “A Scrivener’s Tales I and II.”
Kimberley Pittman-Schulz’s book is “Mosslight,” winner of the 2011 FutureCycle Press Book Award. She is a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Literary Fellowship, a William Stafford Poetry Prize and other awards, and was nominated for a 2012 Pushcart Prize. She is a poet and creative nonfiction writer and Humboldt State director of planned giving.
HSU Chair of Native American Studies Marlon Sherman, an Oglala of the Lakota Nation, is a full-time poet and winner of the 2003 First Book Award for Poetry from the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas. His poems and articles have appeared in Conciliation Quarterly, Cream City Review, American Book Review and other publications.
Dick Stull is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology and a spoken-word artist, published author, radio host and musician. His classic literature radio show, Classics Now, airs on KHSU the third Thursday of every month at 1:15 pm. His sport-eco novella “Muhammad’s Robe,” the first book in a planned trilogy, was published in 2004.