Poet to give reading

Monday February 25 2013


joshua kryahJoshua Kryah, spring Thornton Writer-in-Residence, will read from his work Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall.

Kryah was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a PhD from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), where he was a Schaeffer Fellow in poetry. He is the author of We Are Starved (2011) and Glean (2007). His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, The Iowa Review, Ploughshares, and Shenandoah, among other journals. He teaches at UNLV where he is the poetry editor of Witness.

The reading is sponsored by The Richard H. Thornton Endowment in English and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. A reception and book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 434.544.8820.