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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

NJIT English Professor Burt Kimmelman Reading His Poetry Tonight in Upstate New York

NJIT Professor and Maplewood resident Burt Kimmelman will read from his poetry tonight at the Bright Hill Literary Center, Treadwell, NY. The Center is located near the State University of New York at Oneonta. Kimmelman, a professor in NJIT’s department of humanities, has published five poetry collections and is awaiting the publication by Talisman House in early 2009 of his sixth collection, As If Free.

Following the reading, Kimmelman will sign copies of his books and answer questions.    The event is set for 7 p.m. at Bright Hill Center, 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY. Massachusetts poet Frannie Lindsay will read from her work. On display, too, will be books and vintage Village Voice drawings by artist Walter Gurbo of Garrettesville, NY.

ATTENTION EDITORS:  Kimmelman is available to discuss either on campus or in his Maplewood home both poetry and the life of a poet.  Call Sheryl Weinstein for interviews, 973-596-3436.  

Kimmelman’s books include Musaics (Spuyten Duyvil, 1992); First Life (Jensen/Daniels, 2000); The Pond at Cape May Point (Marsh Hawk Press, 2002), a collaboration with a painter from New York City; Somehow (Marsh Hawk Press, 2005) and There Are Words (Dos Madres, 2007).  

 Kimmelman was senior editor of Poetry New York: A Journal of Poetry and Translation from 1988-1999. He is the author of two book-length literary studies: The Winter Mind: William Bronk and American Letters (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1998); and The Poetics of Authorship in the Later Middle Ages: The Emergence of the Modern Literary Persona (Peter Lang, 1996 and paperback 1999). He also was a co-editor of Facts on File Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry (Facts on File, Inc., 2005).

The Center is managed and sponsored by Bright Hill Press, a small press founded in 1992. Bright Hill programs in 2008 are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O'Connor Foundation, the Otis A. Thompson Foundation, the Dewar Foundation, the A.C. Molinari Foundation, the Delaware National Bank of Delhi, Stewart's Shops, the Walter Rich Charitable Foundation, area businesses, and its members and friends.

For further information about Bright Hill Press and its programs, contact Bright Hill Center at 607-829-5055 or email wordthur@stny.rr.com.

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