Feb. 5, 2007
Dr. Jan D. Hodge, Morningside College professor emeritus of English, will present a reading of his poetry, “What Poets Do for Fun and Prophet,” on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 11:45 a.m. in the UPS Auditorium of the Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Avenue.
The free event is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS). The public is invited.
Hodge is perhaps best known for his “carmina figurata” or shaped poems, but writes in many forms and genres. He has won 1st prize in five national poetry competitions and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by North American Review. His poems have recently appeared in New Orleans Review, Iambs & Trochees, Classical Outlook, and the two poetry text anthologies “Western Wind” and “Writing Metrical Poetry.” He will be the featured light verse poet in the upcoming issue of the online journal Umbrella.
Hodge was professor of English at Morningside from 1967 to 1997. He is also the author of “Poems to be Traded for Baklava,” which was the Onionhead Literary Quarterly annual chapbook for 1997, and “Academic Varsity,” a history of the interdepartmental honors program at Morningside. He frequently discusses poetry for area schools and civic groups.