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Award winning poet to read at Keuka College

Keuka College’s Spotlight Series will continue Tuesday, Nov. 8 with a reading by poet George Drew.Free and open to the public, the reading begins at 7 p.m. in the Gannett Room of the Lightner Library.Drew published his first book of poems, Toads in a Poisoned Tank, in 1986. Other books include The Horse’s Name Was Physics, The Hand that Rounded Peter’s Dome, and American Cool, which received the 2010 Adirondack Literary Award for best poetry book of 2009. Drew’s manuscript, The View from Jackass Hill, was selected as the winner of the 2010 X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize.He has also published the chapbook So Many Bones (Poems of Russia), and his work has appeared in such anthologies as The Southern Poetry Anthology II: Mississippi, Cadence of Hooves: A Celebration of Horses, The Anthology of New England Writers, The River: The Natchez Poetry Anthology, Mona Poetica: A Poetry Anthology, Visiting Frost, The Breath of Parted Lips: Voices From the Robert Frost Place, Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of American Poetry, North Country, and For Life on Earth.Drew is the recipient of several awards, including the Paumanok Poetry Award, Baltimore Review Poetry Prize, and the South Carolina Review Poetry Prize. He was runner-up for the Chautauqua Literary Journal Poetry Contest has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize.Drew has given poetry readings nationwide, including the Downtown Syracuse YMCA (Guest Writers Series); Rochester Institute of Technology; Wells College; SUNY Farmingdale; The Frost Place in Franconia, N.H.; Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Café in Boulder, Colo.; University of Maine at Orono; and Union College Writers and Books Reading Series.

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