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Save the Date for a Visit from Poet Richard Boada on Feb. 7-8

The Wilkes University English Department will open the 2022 Allan Hamilton Dickson Fund Spring Writers Series with a campus visit from poet Richard Boada on Feb. 7-8.

Richard Boada is author of three poetry collections: We Find Each Other in the Darkness (Texas Review Press), The Error of Nostalgia (Texas Review Press), and Archipelago Sinking (Finishing Line Press).

He has been a finalist for the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Poetry Book Prize and is a recipient of a Mississippi Arts Commission Poetry Fellowship.

His poems appear in the Southern Poetry AnthologyUrban Voices: 51 Poets/51 PoemsCrab Orchard ReviewRhinoThird Coast and the North American Review among others. He teaches for the West Virginia Wesleyan College Low Residency MFA Program and Lane College.

All Wilkes students, faculty and staff are invited to the following events:

Monday, Feb. 7 | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Boada will visit and lead our class in Creative Nonfiction Writing (Eng 298) in Kirby 103. Please RSVP for this event to

Tuesday, Feb. 8 | 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.

Boada will lead a poetry workshop in Kirby 108. Please RSVP for this event to

Tuesday, Feb 8 | 7 to 8 p.m.

Reading and book signing in the Kirby Hall Salon. Free and open to the public.

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Richard Boada