Frank Gaspar to Read at Plymouth State

March 15th, 2004 by Adam

Poet Frank Gaspar will read from his work at Plymouth State University at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 18 at the Silver Cultural Arts Center. This free program is a presentation of the Eagle Pond Author’s Series.

Gaspar is associate professor of English at Long Beach City College and teaches poetry and fiction writing in the summer program at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. His first collection of poems, The Holyoke, was the 1988 Morse Prize book. His other collections include Mass for the Grace of a Happy Death and A Field Guide to the Heavens. A fourth collection is due out this spring.

Poet Robert Bly, another Eagle Pond Series reader says of Gaspar, “This poet is a good storyteller. He knows what will interest you, and he doesn’t present himself as transcendental. . . . I like the way he talks about a dozen things in one poem.”

The Eagle Pond Authors’ Series is named in honor of Donald Hall, who lives at Eagle Pond Farm in Wilmot, a family homestead which has inspired much of his writing. Tickets for the Eagle Pond Authors Series are free, but seating is limited. For reservations, contact the Box Office at (603) 535-ARTS. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Please note, the box office will close for Plymouth State University Spring Break at 6 p.m. Friday, March 19, and reopen Monday, March 29 at noon.

A reception and book signing will follow the reading, which is presented by Plymouth State University and sponsored by the Barnes and Noble Bookstore at PSU.