Roanoke Review Presents Poet Cathryn Hankla - A Reading & Book Talk

Roanoke Review Presents Poet Cathryn Hankla - A Reading & Book Talk

Contact: Ms. Mary Crockett Hill, mchill@roanoke.edu

Cathryn Hankla is a native of southwest Virginia and the author of fifteen books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, including Fortune Teller Miracle Fish, Galaxies, Great Bear, and Lost Places: On Losing and Finding Home.

She will be reading from and discussing Not Xanadu, her recent manuscript which confronts the recurring imprint of the past--culturally, environmentally, and personally--in innovative poems that reclaim and reinvent traditional forms.

Hankla’s work has been awarded a Virginia Commission for the Arts grant, a PEN Syndicated Fiction prize, and the James Boatwright poetry Prize, among other honors, and anthologized widely. Her university career spans four decades, as professor, department chair, creative writing program director, and poetry editor. She is professor emerita of English & Creative Writing, Hollins University.

Roanoke Review, a national literary magazine edited by Roanoke College students, is hosting the event.