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Lecture-Concert Series presents Arkansas poet Ralph Burns March 28

March 21, 2008 -- Acclaimed Arkansas poet Ralph Burns is the feaArkansas poet Ralph Burns will read from his works as part of ASU's Lecture-Concert Series, Friday, March 28.tured speaker in the 12th and final event of Arkansas State University’s 2007-2008 Lecture-Concert Series. Burns will present “I Beg My Feet to Take Me Back Home,” a reading from his works on Friday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Grand Hall, Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. All Lecture-Concert Series performances are free and open to the public. This presentation is part of this year’s Delta Blues Symposium XIV: Sense of Place. 

Ralph Burns was born in Norman, Okla., in 1949, and earned his
MFA in creative writing from the University of Montana. He has published six books of poems: “Ghost Notes” (winner of the Field Poetry Prize); “Swamp Candles,” “Mozart’s Starling,”  “Any Given Day,”  “Windy Tuesday Nights,” and “Us.”  He has published in many magazines including The Atlantic, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, and Field.  He has won numerous awards including the Iowa Poetry Prize, the Great Lakes Colleges Award for the Best First Book in Poetry, and two fellowships in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts. He edits the journal Crazyhorse and co-directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

For more details, please contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean for the Honors College, at (870) 972-2308 or via e-mail at, or visit

The Lecture-Concert Series presents diverse programs to enrich the cultural life of the campus, community, and region.



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