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POET MITCHELL L.H. DOUGLAS TO READ AT HCC'S NOV. 4TH 'HOPTOWN READING SERIES'

Hopkinsville Community Colleges Hoptown Reading Series will present its first reading of the fall semester at 7 p.m., Thursday, November 4 at the campus Library. Poet Mitchell L. H. Douglas will be featured reading from a selection of his work.


Mitchell L. H. Douglas is an assistant professor of Creative Writing at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis. His poems have appeared in Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review, Ninth Letter and the anthologies The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (University of Georgia Press) and Zoland Poetry No. 2 (Zoland Books) among others. A Cave Canem fellow and cofounder of the Affrilachian Poets, his debut collection, Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem (Red Hen Press, 2009) was nominated for a 2010 NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Literary Work-Poetry category and a 2010 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Douglas, a Louisville native, resides in Indianapolis.


This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will follow the reading.


For more information about the Hoptown Reading Series, contact Brett Ralph at (270) 707-3890 or brett.ralph@kctcs.edu.