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Jim Peterson to Hold Poetry Reading

Peterson will read from his newest collection of poetry and will be accompanied by Naomi Amos

10/20/2006 10:41:45 AM


LYNCHBURG – Jim Peterson, R-MWC associate professor of English, will read from his new collection of poetry, the Bob and Weave, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Maier Museum of Art. Peterson will be accompanied by Naomi Amos, director of corporate and foundation relations, performing original music.

Jim Peterson’s collections of poetry include The Man Who Grew Silent (The Bench Press,1989), An Afternoon With K (Holocne Press, 1996), The Owning Stone (Red Hen Press, 1999, winner of The Benjamin Saltman Award), and the Bob and Weave (Red Hen Press, 2006). His chapbooks are Carvings on a Prayer Tree (1994) and Jim Peterson’s Greatest Hits (2001; 2003). His novel Paper Crown was published in 2005 by Red Hen Press. His plays—The Shadow Adjuster, Ruby Cat & Mister Dog, The Falling Man, and others — have been produced in regional and college theatres.

His poetry was awarded a 2002-2003 Fellowship from the Virginia Arts Commission. Coordinator of Creative Writing at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Peterson lives in Lynchburg with his wife Harriet and their beloved Welsh Corgi, Dylan Thomas.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations