Lunch Time Poems to Launch Sept. 22 in Bird Library


Syracuse University Libraries is pleased to announce a series of free noontime poetry readings this semester called Lunch Time Poems. Hosted by poet Stephen Kuusisto, professor in the cultural foundations of educations department in the School of Education, the series will feature noted poets from the Syracuse community. All events are open to students, staff, and the general public.

Modeled on a popular program at the University of California at Berkeley, Lunch Time Poems is an informal brown bag event designed, as Kuusisto says, “to offer us some food for thought in the middle of our busy days—just bring your lunch and your appetite for words.”

All readings will take place at noon in Bird Library’s Peter Graham Scholarly Commons. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided.

The series will kick off on Friday, Sept. 22, with poets Jackie Warren Moore and Kuusisto.

Additional readings will feature SU’s Michael Burkard and poet David Weiss on Sept. 29, Bob Herz and Patrick Williams on Oct. 13, and Georgia Popoff and Phil Memmer on Oct. 20.

Original story by Pamela Whitney McLaughlin