College Lecture Series Continues with "Dirt Poems"

The Garrett College Joan Crawford Lecture Series will continue with the presentation of “Dirt Poems: Romanticizing the Farmer in Literature” by Jennifer Brown, an adjunct lecturer at Frostburg State University, Monday, March 31, at 6 p.m. in Room 511 on the McHenry campus. All lectures in this series are presented free of charge and are open to the public.

Browne’s talk will focus on farming and agriculture as represented in in various forms of literature. She explained her choice of topic based on her personal interest in food production. “I have been a lifelong eater and am, consequently, concerned with how food is grown, made, and eaten and what that means,” she said.

Browne’s professional life has consisted of work with and advocacy for underprepared and educationally-disadvantaged students. She has previously published poetry in Backbone Mountain Review, The Potomac, The Peninsula Review, and Maryland Poetry Review.

More information of this and other presentations is available by contacting Beth Luers, Garrett College Professor of Humanities, and coordinator of the Joan Crawford Lecture Series, at 301-387-3020 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.