Wednesday, March 14 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Poet and publisher Michael Czarnecki will read from his works Wednesday, March 14 as part of the College’s Spotlight Series.
Free and open to the public, the reading begins at 7 p.m. in the Gannett Room in the Lightner Library.
Czarnecki, founder and editor of FootHills Publishing, began his poetry career nearly 45 years ago. In 1985, he gave his first public reading of a poem he had written about the Vietnam War.
Influenced by such poets as Robert Frost, Gary Snyder, Robinson Jeffers, Lew Welch, T'ao Ch'ien, Basho, Ryokan, and Su Tung-P'o, Czarnecki has given readings throughout the United States.
Czarnecki has read from his poetry at Wells College, University of Wisconsin Baraboo, North Hennepin Community College, Treasure Valley Community College, Wilkes University, Finger Lakes Community College, Kutztown University, St. John Fisher College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Oklahoma City Community College, Western Nebraska Community College, Reading Area Community College, DeSales University, Penn State Berks, SUNY Binghamton, Elmira College, and SUNY Brockport.
In conjunction with readings, Czarnecki has facilitated numerous writing workshops for writers of all ages and has served as a poet-in-residence in elementary, middle and high schools in numerous states around the country.
Czarnecki has published several volumes of poetry including Acadia Cycle; Never Stop Asking for Poems - Selected Works; Twenty Days on Route 20; Sea Smoke and Sand Dollar, Simple Life, Simple Poems; Crisscross; and Zoo Haiku.