August 31, 2005
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—Prolific poet John Kinsella will kick off the fall series of the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, reading from his work at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The Australian poet, whom Harold Bloom has described as "astonishingly fecund and inventive," is the author of more than 20 books of poetry and prose. Of his most recent, a reworking of the pastoral into The New Arcadia, J.D. McClatchy writes, "Kinsella takes it all in with a naturalist's eye, and his view brims with enormous sympathies and moral edge," while Brian Henry concludes, "The New Arcadia emerges as both protest and radical exaltation." Kinsella is an editor of the journal The Kenyon Review, and teaches at Kenyon College in Ohio.

The Amherst College Creative Writing Center puts on a yearly reading series featuring both emerging and established authors. See the Center's website for more information.