March 27, 2012
Award-winning poet George Bilgere will present a reading of his work at Morningside College at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12 in the UPS Auditorium in the Lincoln Center.
Bilgere has performed on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” and his work has been featured a number of times on “The Writer’s Almanac.” His poems have appeared in such magazines as “Poetry,” “Ploughshares,” “The Kenyon Review,” and “The Best American Poetry” series.
“This guy is the real deal,” said Morningside College professor, Steve Coyne. “His poetry is accessible and powerful, and his performance is thoroughly entertaining.”
George Bilgere has published five collections of poetry, most recently “The White Museum” which was awarded the 2009 Autumn House Poetry Prize. His third book, “The Good Kiss,” won the University of Akron Poetry Award. He has won numerous other awards, including the Midland Authors Award, the May Swenson Poetry Award and a Pushcart Prize.
Bilgere has a doctorate in contemporary literature is from Denver University. He teaches creative writing at John Carroll University in Ohio.
This event is part of Morningside’s Spring 2012 Visiting Writers Series. The Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by “Kiosk,” the literary and art magazine of Morningside College.