Poet with Marquette Ties Gives Reading

Monday 14, 2013

            MARQUETTE, Mich.— Poet Jonathan Johnson, a Marquette Senior High School and Northern Michigan University graduate, will give a public reading on Thursday, Oct. 17, as part of the NMU Visiting Writers Program. The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Erie Room of the University Center. It is free and open to the public.

Johnson is the author of two books of poetry, In the Land We Imagined Ourselves and Mastodon, 80% Complete, and the memoir, Hannah and the Mountain. His work has been featured on National Public Radio’s Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor and in Best American Poetry, American Poetry: The Next Generation and numerous other anthologies, as well as Southern Review, Missouri Review, Ploughshares, North American Review and Prairie Schooner.

NMU’s English department, Passages North literary magazine, and Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society, are sponsoring the event. , free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please call the Visiting Writers Program director at 227-1386.

Jenna Thompson
Student Writer