Flagler College to kick-off Writers-in-Residence series with poetry readings

September 20, 2016

Flagler College will kick off its 2016-2017 Writers-in-Residence program on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. with poetry readings by acclaimed poet Dan Albergotti. He will read a selection of poems from his book “Millennial Teeth,” published in 2014, as well as new poems inspired during this summer's residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts in Georgia.

“I hope to provoke thought about one's assumptions and inherited beliefs, to provoke self reflection,” Albergotti said.  “Robert Frost once said, 'There is nothing as mysterious in poetry as something clearly seen.' I take that to heart; I try to achieve the mysterious.'”

On Albergotti’s “Millennial Teeth” collection, reviewer Mark Dawson has said, “these poems are ambitious and broad in theme and a tour de force in form.”

In addition to “Millennial Teeth,” Albergotti is the author of “The Boatloads” and limited-edition chapbook “The Use of the World.” His poems have appeared in Cincinnati Review, Five Points, The Southern Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and two editions of the Pushcart Prize, as well as other journals and anthologies. A graduate of the MFA program at UNC Greensboro and former poetry editor of The Greensboro Review, Albergotti is a professor of English at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina.

The Flagler College Writers-in-Residence program has hosted a number of world-class novelists, short fiction writers, poets and playwrights in the 30-plus years of its existence. The program takes place during the fall and spring semesters of the academic year and are free and open to the public. On Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., Albergotti’s reading will be held in the historic Flagler room in Ponce Hall at Flagler College, located at 74 King St. Reservations are not required. The reading will last approximately 45 minutes with a question and answer period to follow.

If you are a person with a disability and need reasonable accommodations, please contact Lynn Francisco at (904) 819-6460. Sign language interpreters are available upon request with a minimum of three days' notice. Call (904) 826-8617 for more information, or visit here.