Noted Poet to Read at Roanoke College

SALEM, Va. — Noted poet and essayist Albert Goldbarth will offer a reading on Wednesday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Roanoke College’s Colket Center, Wortmann Ballroom.

Goldbarth is the author of more than 25 books of poetry and essays. He is a two-time recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for his poetry—most recently for his collection Saving Lives—and the recipient of the PEN West Award for his essay collection Many Circles. He is Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Wichita State University.

Goldbarth “just may be the American poet of his generation for the ages,” says Judith Kitchen in the Georgia Review. “Often humorous but always serious, Goldbarth combines erudite research, pop-culture fanaticism, and personal anecdote in ways that make his writings among the most stylistically recognizable in the literary world.”

Roanoke College, the country’s second oldest Lutheran-related college, is an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college. Roanoke is one of just 270 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the “best in the Southeast.” Roanoke’s 1,900 students represent 41 states across the U.S. and 25 foreign countries.

For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.