James R. Whitley

Hartwick Welcomes Acclaimed Poet James Whitley

March 1, 2012

On Thursday, March 8, Hartwick College will present a reading by poet James R. Whitley. The reading, titled "When We Need Connections Most," will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Eaton Lounge, on the second floor of Bresee Hall on the Hartwick College campus. This event is free, and the public is invited to attend.

Whitley is the author of three poetry books and two poetry chapbooks. His most recent collections, "This Is the Red Door" and "The Goddess of Goodbye," were both published in 2009. Whitley's poetry has been published in more than 100 print and online literary journals, including African American Review, First City Review, Barrelhouse, Mississippi Review, River City, Umbrella, Poetry Midwest and The Houston Literary Review.

In addition to being nominated for both the Pushcart Prize and The Best of the Net, Whitley is the recipient of the 2001 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, the Ironweed Press Poetry Prize, the Massachusetts Book Award, and the 42opus Editors' Select Prize.

This event is co-sponsored by the Hartwick College 2011-2012 Human Question Campus Theme and the Hartwick College Visiting Writers Series. For more information, contact Dan Morse, Coordinator of Sustainability Programs for the Pine Lake Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Studies, at or 607-431-4666.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable

Contact: Christopher Lott
Phone: 607-431-4030