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Poet Charles Martin to read at Keuka College

Keuka College’s Spotlight Series will continue Thursday, May 5 with a reading by poet Charles Martin.Free and open to the public, the reading begins at 7 p.m. in the Gannett Room of Lightner Library.Martin teaches poetry at Syracuse University and Queensborough Community College (CUNY). A graduate of Fordham University, Martin received his doctorate from SUNY Buffalo.Three of his books of poems, Starting From Sleep: New and Selected Poems, What the Darkness Proposes, and Steal the Bacon were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Starting From Sleep: New and Selected Poems was also chosen as a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Award of the Academy of American Poets.His poems have appeared in Poetry, The New Yorker, The Hudson Review, Boulevard, and The Threepenny Review, among others.A translator of Latin poetry, Martin’s verse translation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses received the 2004 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets. He has also published translations of the complete poems of Catullus and a critical introduction to Catullus’s work, which is part of Yale University Press’s Hermes Series.Martin is the recipient of the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Bess Hokin Award from Poetry, a 2001 Pushcart Prize, and fellowships from the Ingram Merrill Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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