Thursday, April 27, 2006

Denison University Poets Ann Townsend and David Baker Featured

For Immediate Release: Contact: Elizabeth Jewell, Executive Director
April 27, 2006 614.431.0329

Acclaimed Denison University Poets are Featured Guests
Worthington Arts Council’s “Art of the Written Word” Series Continues

Worthington, OH—Ann Townsend and David Baker will read and discuss their works on Thursday, May 11 beginning at 7 pm as part of the Worthington Arts Council’s “Art of the Written Word” series. The reading will be held in the community room of the Griswold Center, 777 High St., on the northwest corner of the village green in Worthington.

Ann Townsend is the author of two collections of poetry and three chapbooks (small books or pamphlets containing poems, ballads, stories, or religious tracts.) She is also the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, as well as the Five Points magazine James Dickey Prize in Poetry. A member of the Creative Writing program at Denison University, she has read her poems and lectured on poetry throughout the country. Her most recent published work is The Coronary Garden (Sarabande Books, 2005).

David Baker has been awarded fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Society of America, and Ohio Arts Council, to name a few. His eleven books include the recently published Midwest Ecologue (W. W. Norton, 2005). Baker serves as Poetry Editor of The Kenyon Review, and is Chair of Creative Writing at Denison University.

The readings will be followed by a question and answer period, as well as a book-signing reception. For more information or to purchase tickets ($10, $5 for students and seniors), please call the Worthington Arts Council office at 614.431.0329 or visit

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