April 23, 2011 7:40:00 PM
The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library concludes its celebration of National Poetry Month Wednesday, April 27, with a Table Talk presentation by director emeritus of the University Honors Program at Mississippi State University, Dr. Jack H. White.
In his presentation on "American Autobiography in Poetry," Dr. White will discuss a range of 19th- and 20th-century American poets including Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Robert Frost, among others. "I am interested in seeing the poet as a voice of society," he related.
Dr. White taught English for 35 years at MSU, and he also served as assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences during his tenure there. Since his retirement he has taught English courses at Mississippi University for Women.
He served as chair of the Mississippi Humanities Council and was a founding member of the Mississippi Cultural Alliance. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Humanities Scholar Award from the MHC in 2003.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for those wishing to bring their lunch and socialize before the program begins at 12:00 noon. The Friends will serve iced tea.
Look for the next Table Talk series each Wednesday in June at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, 314 Seventh St. N. The Hitching Lot Farmers'' Market and the Friends will co-host, and the focus is on good food, good eating and good recipes. For more information on the series, contact the Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org