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Prof. Joe Heithaus and Fellow 'Airpoets' to Present Reading for Library of Congress

October 24, 2008

Joe Heithaus 2007.jpgOctober 24, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Joseph Heithaus, associate professor and chair of English at DePauw University, will be among the Indiana poets featured in a December 9 "Poetry at Noon" reading presented by the Library of Congress. The free program, which begins at noon, will take place in the Whittall Pavilion on the ground level of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C.

An announcement notes that Heithaus "is the author of a series of poems Poison Sonnets, which won the 2007 Discovery/The Nation Prize. His poems have appeared in Poetry, the North American Review,Rivers Rails Runways(2).jpg the African-American Review and the Southern Review. Heithaus serves as chair of the English department at DePauw University." He will appear with other "Airpoets," who each contributed poems to stained glass murals created for the new Indianapolis Airport and co-authored the book, Rivers, Rails, and Runways.

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Joe Heithaus wrote an original poem, Ode to the New, which he presented at the October 10 inauguration of DePauw's nineteenth president, Brian W. Casey. A webcast of the event can be accessed via this link.