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Nathaniel Perry, author of Nine Acres and editor of the Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, will be reading from his work on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011, at the Hammes Bookstore on Notre Dame’s campus. The reading begins at 7:30 PM.

Nathaniel Perry’s work Nine Acres (APR/Copper Canyon, 2011) won the 2011 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize. His manuscript was chosen from more than 1,000 entries. Perry earned Master’s degrees from Boston University and Indiana University. He lives with his family in rural southside Virginia. In an interview with John Dudley on his work and teaching at Hampden-Sydney College, Perry states, “Teaching at Hampden-Sydney has provided me with a rare opportunity–the chance to learn and think at the highest levels, in the heart of rural America. This unusual combination plays a major role in the book: the poems attempt to understand self-sustainability on all levels, on the land, with each other, in the mind and heart, and, perhaps, in the spirit as well. Nine Acres takes as its starting place the classic farm manual, Five Acres and Independence by M.G. Kains, so perhaps it is a metaphorical ‘independence’ that I am after…”

The reading is free and open to the public.

Perry’s link


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