DuBose to Give Voice to Poets of America

Poetry readings will be on the agenda when Jack DuBose, assistant professor of English at Garrett College, presents, “Giving Voice: American Poets Who Have Left Us - Open Mic Poetry Reading” on Monday, April 21, at 6 p.m. in Room 511 at Garrett College. This will be the final offering of the season for the Joan Crawford Lecture Series. This event is open to public and free of charge.

DuBose explained that this gathering is in honor of Poetry Month. He will read from the work of Adrienne Rich, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Wallace Stevens, Ogden Nash, and Carl Sandburg, among others. “These poets can’t read their poems now, and poetry is all about saying lines out loud. So come listen to some work and maybe read some yourself. Read a poem by the ones who came before and break the silence,” DuBose said..

DuBose earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland with a major in Radio, Television, and Film, and a minor in English. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a Technical Professional Communications option from Frostburg State University (FSU). He also pursued post master’s level graduate English coursework at FSU.

More information on the Joan Crawford Lecture Series is available by contacting series coordinator Beth Luers, GC professor of humanities, at 301-387-3020.