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Word Thursdays: Robert Bensen & George Hovis

May 23 @ 7:00 pm

Word Thursdays In-Person featuring Robert Bensen & George Hovis will broadcast live on Thursday, May 23 at 7 PM EST.

Visit Bright Hill’s Facebook page at 7 PM EST to view the live stream. RSVP to the event on Facebook.

Suggested donation is $3, and free to students.

Donations to Bright Hill are gratefully accepted via Paypal, by check made out to Bright Hill Press Inc, and mailed to 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY 13846, or by credit card by personal appointment by emailing info@brighthillpress.org.

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Robert Bensen is a poet, essayist, teacher, editor, and publisher in Upstate New York. Most recent among seven collections of poetry are What Lightning Spoke and Before, Orenoque, Wetumka & Other Poems (Bright Hill Press). Poetry and literary essays have appeared in AGNI, Akwe:kon, Antioch Review, Berfrois, Callaloo, The Caribbean Writer, Jamaica Journal, La presa, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry Wales, and elsewhere. He has edited anthologies of Native American and Caribbean literature, and authored a bibliographic study, American Indian and Aboriginal Canadian Childhood Studies, at Oxford University Press online. His writing has won fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Harvard University, the State of New York, Illinois Arts Council, the Robert Penn Warren Award, and others. From 1978 to 2017, he was Professor of English and Director of Writing at Hartwick College (Oneonta NY). He also taught at Parkland College and SUNY Oneonta, and conducted community workshops, including the Red Herring Workshop (Urbana IL) and the Seeing Things Poetry Workshop at Bright Hill Press and Literary Center (Treadwell NY). He is the founding editor of two literary presses, the Red Herring Press and Woodland Arts Editions.

Robert Bensen’s website.

George Hovis is the author of a novel The Skin Artist and the monograph, Vale of Humility: Plain Folk in Contemporary North Carolina Fiction. His short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and his stories and essays have won prizes from Carolina Quarterly and Appalachian Heritage and have also appeared in Southern Cultures, Mississippi Quarterly, New Madrid, North Carolina Literary Review, and in numerous other journals and anthologies. He currently lives in Cooperstown, New York, and is a Distinguished Teaching Professor of English at SUNY Oneonta. (georgehovis.net)

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