Indiana Poet Laureate to Hold Readings in Marshall County

Indiana’s poet laureate is coming to Marshall County next week.

George Kalamaras will hold two readings on Thursday, September 24. The first will be at Ancilla College at 1:30 p.m. in Room C231. The second will be at Wild Rose Moon at 115 N. Michigan St. in Plymouth at 6:30 p.m. There will be different readings at each event; both are free and open to the public.

The readings are sponsored by Ancilla College’s Humanities Division and Student Activities in partnership with Wild Rose Moon. Humanities Division Chair Joel Thomas says the events should appeal to a broad range of people, not just die-hard poetry fans.

According to the Indiana Arts Commission, Kalamaras was born in Chicago and grew up in Cedar Lake in Lake County. He’s published seven books of poetry and has had around 800 poems appear in anthologies and magazines. For the past 25 years he’s served as professor of English at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.