THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN THE FALL.
Please join us in the Barry and Diane Packer Forum on Tuesday, March 24, 7:30pm – 8:30pm, as Brown Library partners with the Department of Language and Literature to bring you an evening poetry reading by Aaron Brown of LeTourneau University.
Aaron is the author of the prize-winning book of poems, Acacia Road. Born in Texas, he grew up in the land-locked nation of Chad as the son of missionaries, leaving the country when civil war erupted. Aaron’s poems use stories and imagery to revisit this special place he still considers home. At the same time he conveys a deep respect for the African children who were his childhood playmates and the older people who were teachers and mentors.
Al Haley, ACU Professor of English, notes, “What I love about Aaron’s work is how his poems are so beautiful and at the same time physically present and absolutely real. Aaron is able to use words to put you at dawn in a field of saltgrass and you feel the wind sweeping over you. Ah, Africa! It’s a kind of poetry that awakens the listener, makes them lean forward, and attend closely as new landscapes open up in the imagination. This will be a reading people talk about afterwards.” You can learn more about Aaron and Acacia Road in this review.
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