Retirees Association

David Lee Garrison & Herbert Woodward Martin poetry reading set Sept. 9

David Lee Garrison and Herbert Woodward Martin will give a poetry reading and book signing at Wright Memorial Library, 1776 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood, on Friday, Sept. 9, 7-8 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.  

David Lee Garrison, an emeritus Wright State professor, will read from his new book, Light in the River (Dos Madres Press).  His poems have been read by Garrison Keillor on “The Writer’s Almanac” and on the BBC in London, and he was named Ohio Poet of the Year in 2014. 

Herbert Woodward Martin is the author of 11 volumes of poetry. His most recent are The Shape of Regret and Sometimes, Say My Name, which won the Publication Prize from the William Meredith Foundation.  His musical collaboration, A Knee On The Neck, was premiered this year by the National Philharmonic Orchestra in Bethesda, Md., to rave reviews.