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Dunkelberg to read from new book of poems


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Dr. Kendall Dunkelberg, professor of English at Mississippi University for Women, has published a new book of poetry, "Time Capsules," with Texas Review Press. The director of creative writing will read from "Time Capsules" Monday, April 24th at 4 p.m. in Painter Hall, Room 108, on the university campus. The public is invited to attend. A book signing will follow. 


The poems in Dunkelberg''s latest volume explore themes of love, marriage and fatherhood against the backdrop of contemporary American life, ranging from his childhood home in Iowa, to Columbus, where he has lived for the past 15 years. The poems traverse myth and memory through cycles of nature and culture, life and death, to arrive at a tranquil, if tenuous, sense of equilibrium. 


Dunkelberg directs the Eudora Welty Writers'' Symposium as well as teaching creative writing and literature. His first collection of poetry, "Landscapes and Architectures," was published by Florida Literary Foundation Press in 2001, and his translation of poems of the Belgian poet, Paul Snoek, were published by Green Integer Press in 2000 as "Hercules, Richelieu, and Nostradamus." 


Four of Dunkelberg''s poems have been selected for publication in "The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume II: Mississippi," due out later this year, and he has published poems and translations widely in literary magazines, including The Literary Review, Modern Poetry in Translation, Visions International, Five Fingers, Two Lines, Osiris, Slipstream, Birmingham Poetry Review, Poetry Southeast, New Southerner, Texas Review, Big Muddy, Pemmican, Pilgrimage, and Tar River Poetry. His translations also appear on the websites Lyrikline and Poetry International.



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