Poet Gary Lemons will read his original and acclaimed poetry in a free public event at 7:30 p.m. October 24 the Butte College Chico Center Student Lounge, 2320 Forest Avenue.
Lemons’ poetry has been published in magazines and anthologies as well as in three solo poetry books – Fresh Horses, Bristol Bay and, his most recent, Snake (Red Hen Press). He has also taught writing workshops and seminars at numerous conferences and colleges.
Lemons’ “call to poetry” drew him to attend, twice, the highly-respected Breadloaf Writer's Conference in Middlebury, Vermont where he studied with renowned poets John Ciardi, Miller Williams, Diane Wakowski and Norman Mailer. Lemons also spent two years in the Undergraduate Poetry Workshop at the University of Iowa where he studied with Marvin Bell, Donald Justice, and Norman Dubie before venturing out on his own.