Noted Alumni Poet Ethan Paquin

April 1st, 2004 by Adam

Alumnus and poet Ethan Paquin will read from his work Tuesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at Frost Academic Commons.

Paquin is the author of Accumulus,released in the U.S., U.K., and Australia by Salt in 2003. His first book of poems was The Makeshift (UK: Stride, 2002). He edits the poetry journal, Slope ( and in 2001 founded the small press, Slope Editions.

Paquins poetry has been published in many journals throughout the U.S., Europe and Australia, and his criticism appears in journals including The Boston Review, and the Canadian Review of Books. A native of New Hampshire, he is assistant professor of humanities and director of the creative writing program at Medaille College in Buffalo, N.Y.

Reviewers says,
“Paquin’s Accumulus, is in a different league altogether: a book that is both necessary and genuinely inspiring. For anyone at all concerned with the craft, challenges and scope for meaning in modern poetics, Ethan Paquin is a must-read.” [Stuart Kelly, Poetry Review (London), Fall 2003]

“Paquin is a strong poet because he is a poet of ideas with a tremendous command of the language of desire.” [David C. Ward, PN Review (London), April 2003 ]

The reading is sponsored by PSU Poets and Writers and the English department. For information, contact Bob Garlitz, 535-2698.