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CFK Poetics Reading featuring Tom Hunley, Lecture

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The College of the Florida Keys is hosting CFK Poetics , a series that aims to develop awareness of an immersion in the humanities landscape by connecting students and the community with poetry on the national level in a way that is immediate to their own experiences. Since 2019, visiting poets have come to Key West or appeared virtually to share their work and have conversations with the student body as well as the community at large. Students and community members are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Admission is free.

In this second, evening session, visiting poet Tom Hunley will read his poems and engage in a question-and-answer period with those in attendance. Hunley is the author of seven full-length poetry collections, most recently What Feels Like Love: New and Selected Poems (C&R Press, 2021) and seven chapbooks, most recently Adjusting To The Lights (winner of the 2020 Rattle Chapbook Prize). He has also written for a variety of literary publications such as Another Chicago Magazine, Crab Orchard Review, Crazyhorse, Five Points, Michigan Quarterly Review, New Orleans Review, New York Quarterly, North American Review, Rosebud, TriQuarterly, Verse Daily, The Writer, The Writer’s Chronicle, and Poetry Daily. His poems have been featured several times on Garrison Keillor’s NPR program, The Writer’s Almanac. He and his wife, Ralaina, have been married since 1996, and they have four children. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar and bass guitar.

This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with The College of the Florida Keys.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

October 6 @ 6:00 pm -
October 6 @ 7:00 pm

Other

Presenter Information:
Dr. Tom C. Hunley, Professor & Director of MFA Program, Western Kentucky University
Event Fee:
Free
Event Type:
In-person

Event Contact:

Dr. Emily Schulten Weekley
Phone:
(305) 809-3139

Event Venue:

Tennessee Williams Theatre
5901 College Road
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Phone:
(305) 809-3139

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