2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 3

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2006 winner of the James Hearst Poetry Prize, Jeanne Emmons will bring “Home: Where They Have to Take You In”, selections of her poetry to the Betty Strong Encounter Center at 2 pm Sunday, November 3. Admission will be free; a reception will follow.

Dr. Emmons was born in Louisiana, received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas and currently lives in South Dakota where she can frequently be seen in her canoe out on McCook Lake. Emmons has published four collections of poetry. In, “Rootbound” and “Baseball Nights and DDT”, Emmons wrote about her childhood in Louisianna and Texas, her husband, and their two children. In “The Glove of the World” and the “Red Canoe” she explores her relationship to the natural world.

Emmons work has appeared in literary journals such as Alaska Quarterly Review, American Scholar, Prairie Schooner, and New Orleans Review. Since retiring from Briar Cliff University she has continued writing her poetry, is working on a young adult trilogy, and has taken up water color painting.