Professor Wins Poetry Award, Joins Community Read

March 23rd, 2011 by CCAD News
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A poem by Charlene Fix, the chair of the English and philosophy departments at CCAD, has won an award from the Poetry Society of America.

“On the Outskirts of Vertigo” by Fix won the Louis Hammer Memorial Award for a distinguished poem in the surrealist manner. The Liberal Arts professor will go to New York in April for the awards ceremony.

According to judge David Lehman, editor in chief of the Best American Poetry series, “the poem’s regular three-line stanzas go oddly well with the strangeness of a place where gravity is routinely defied and people can ‘pass from left to right while remaining still’.”

To read “On the Outskirts of Vertigo” and some of the judge’s comments click here.

Fix also is one of four poets participating in a Community Poetry Read at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29. She will be joined by Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld, Steve Abbott, Rose Smith and moderator Fred Andrle at the Bexley Public Library, 2411 E. Main St.

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