Poetry reading held at Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN – On September 15th, at 4:00pm, two Award-winning Poets gave a poetry reading at the APSU’s Gentry Auditorium in the Kimbrough Building.
American Book Award-winning author and poet Rigoberto González, visited APSU to read his work. Afterwards, he introduced Amanda Auchter who read from her prize-winning collection. Her book, “The Glass Crib,” won the 2010 Zone 3 First Book Award for Poetry, an annual contest hosted by’s literary journal and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts.
González is the recipient of Guggenheim and National Endowment of the Arts Fellowships, and he is a contributing editor for Poets and Writers Magazine. He serves on the Board of Directors for the National Book Critics’ Circle and is an associate professor of English at Rutgers University. His memoir, “Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa,” won the American Book Award, and he is the author of two award-winning poetry collections, two bilingual children’s books, a story collection and the novel, “Crossing Vines.”