Poetry Readings
Poetry reading will be held at 4:15 p.m. in the Robert Ho Lecture Room (105 Lawrence).
For more information, contact the Department of English (315) 228-7262 or english@mail.colgate.edu

March 4, 2004
    About the author

JOHN POCH was born in Erie, PA, in 1966.  He has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in English from the University of North Texas.

John was the first-ever Olive B. O'Connor Fellow in Creative Writing in 2000-2001 in the Department of English at Colgate University,  and now is the director of the creative writing program at Texas Tech University.

His first book, Poems, was published in January 2004 by Orchises Press.  His chapbook of fifteen sonnets, In Defense of the Fall, was published by Trilobite Press in 2000.  He was a recipient of the "Discovery"/The Nation Prize in 1998 and has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, The Saltonstall Foundation, and Blue Mountain Center.  He has published poems in Ploughshares, Paris Review, The New Republic, Yale Review, New England Review, Southwest Review, Agni, and many other literary magazines.  He is the editor of 32 Poems Magazine.