Opening Reception Sept. 8 for Louis Daniel Brodsky Poetry Archives

brodsky_ldThe Center for Faulkner Studies at Southeast Missouri State University will host an opening reception for the Louis Daniel Brodsky Poetry Archives from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8.

The public is invited to enjoy refreshments during the open house of the Center for Faulkner Studies’ new facilities in 406 Kent Library which house the Brodsky Poetry Archives.  A short program at 4 p.m. will follow the reception and will feature Jerry Call, Brodsky’s longtime editor. Brodsky has authored 84 volumes of poetry and prose, including 13,000 individual poems.

Brodsky, whose world-class William Faulkner collection already is maintained by Special Collections and Archives at Kent Library, arranged for the gift of his poetry archives shortly before his death in June 2014.  In addition to the books, his poems were published in Harper’s, Southern Review, Texas Quarterly, American Scholar, National Forum, Dalhousie Review and many other journals and magazines.  Five of his poetry volumes have been issued in French translation, and a selection of his nature poems has been published in Chinese.  His most recent books of poetry include “A Mississippi Trilogy” and “The Words of My Mouth and The Meditations of My Heart,” which he wrote during his more than year-long journey living with brain cancer. For more information on this event, contact the Center for Faulkner Studies at (573) 986-6155 or cfs@semo.edu.