Stelzig to read at Rochester Poets event

Image Distinguished Teaching Professor Gene Stelzig will read from his poetry this Sunday, August 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. at this month’s meeting of Rochester Poets, the oldest continuously active literary organization in upstate New York.

Prof. Stelzig will read from a recently completed manuscript, Traces, and a collection in progress, Whistling in the Wind, or Some Things Old Men Know.

Though perhaps best known to students as a scholar and teacher of British romantic literature, Prof. Stelzig has also published poetry during the past five decades in a variety of literary and (mostly) little magazines, including a long poem in The Literary Review (1976). His collection Fool’s Gold: Selected Poems of a Decade appeared in 2008 from FootHills Press.

Prof. Stelzig began writing poetry as a teenager; during his senior year at the University of Pennsylvania, he edited the campus literary magazine, The Pennsylvania Review.

This Sunday’s reading will be held at the Ross Gallery of the Skalny Welcome Center on the campus of St. John Fisher College.

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