Smits to Give Poetry Reading on Collection “Push”

Posted on 4/11/2011 4:21:10 PM

April is National Poetry Month. In honor of this, Dr. Ronald Smits has been invited to give a poetry reading Monday, April 18, 2011, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Nicholson Library.

This event is free and open to everyone. Since it will be over the lunch hour, we will also have free pizza.

Smits will read from his poetry collection, Push. The book will also be available for purchase at the reading in case you would like to have it signed.

Smits is a recently retired IUP English professor. He was a beloved teacher who taught English at IUP’s Northpointe campus for many years.

His poems are fabulous and will interest even people who rarely read poetry. Please encourage your students to attend the reading and please come yourself. His poems will energize you as you enter the last few weeks of the semester.