By Darian Eswine
Matt Hart, who has authored five books of poems, will be visiting Franklin’s campus at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Hamilton Auditorium for a poetry reading that is open to the campus and community.
Visiting assistant professor of English Zach Mueller organized the event in conjunction with the English Department.
“I was familiar with his work already and it is someone I thought would be exciting for Franklin students to get to know as a professional and someone doing what they love,” Mueller said.
He also said it is beneficial for students to see people making careers out of what they enjoy.
“Being exposed to someone who is doing what they love professionally, demonstrates that careers can coincide with passion,” Mueller said.
Hart has received awards including the Pushcart Prize and a 2013 individual artist grant from the Shifting Foundation. He has also received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, as well as the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers.
Hart currently resides in Cincinnati and teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.
Check back Tuesday night for a story about the reading.