DULUTH, MN -Gary Boelhower, a professor of Theology and Religious Studies at The College of St. Scholastica, will read his poetry at 3:40 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in room 4119 of Tower Hall on campus. Admission is free and open to the public.
His appearance is part of a faculty colloquium monthly lecture series. He will read from his recent collection of poems, "Marrow, Muscle, Flight," which won the Midwest Book Award in poetry from the 12-state Midwest Independent Publishers Association. His poem "Jacob's Ladder" won the 2012 Foley Poetry Prize from America magazine, a national Catholic weekly published by the Jesuit order.
Boelhower will end the reading with a sampling of new poems focused on language, the theme of his next collection.
His poems have been published in many anthologies, including "Migrations: Poetry and Prose for Life's Transitions," "Beloved on
the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude," and "Trail Guide to the Northland Experience in Prints and Poetry," as well as several journals.
The faculty colloquium series, developed by St. Scholastica's School of Arts and Letters, highlights faculty research and creative projects. The presentation will last one hour that includes a 40-minute lecture followed by 20 minutes of questions and answers. Colloquium audiences typically include a mixture of students, faculty and community members.
The College of St. Scholastica is regularly recognized as one of the finest colleges in the Midwest. The 2013 "America's Best Colleges" survey by U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks St. Scholastica in the top tier of Midwestern universities. The Washington Post has rated St. Scholastica as one of the nation's 100 "hidden gems" among U.S. colleges and universities.