Indiana poet laureate to celebrate state appointment with special poetry reading
Feb. 18, 2014Newly appointed Indiana poet laureate and IPFW professor of English George Kalamaras will celebrate his state appointment by reading his original poetry for the IPFW and greater Fort Wayne communities.
The event, "Gray Barn Rising," will take place 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 in the Walb International Ballroom. A reception with cash bar will follow the reading.
Kalamaras began his two-year term as Indiana poet laureate on Jan. 1, 2014, and will serve through Dec. 31, 2015. Kalamaras finds inspiration for his poetry in everything from Indiana's geography, animals and people to his travels in the American West.
As Indiana poet laureate, Kalamaras represents the state of Indiana and the art of poetry through the development and implementation of programming to the education community and general public. The poet laureate makes formal presentations at various educational facilities and events and offers advice to the Indiana Arts Commission regarding ways to further the art of poetry in Indiana.
This event is sponsored by the IPFW College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of Academic Affairs. It is free and open to the public.