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Renowned Haiku Poet to Visit North Country

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ The Adirondack/Lake Champlain Haiku Society and the Honors Program at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh announce the visit of a nationally renowned haiku poet, John Stevenson, who will be visiting SUNY Plattsburgh and the North Country April 2 - 4.

While visiting the North Country, Stevenson will be giving two readings. On Saturday April 2, Stevenson will read from selected works at the North Country Food Co-op, 2nd floor, 25 Bridge St., at 7 p.m.

On Monday, April 4 at 3:30 p.m., Stevenson will give a second reading in the Hyman and Frances Krinovitz Recital Hall in Hawkins Halls at SUNY Plattsburgh.  Following this reading, he will be meeting with the Honors Program class, "Creating, Writing Haiku and Healing," taught by Dr. Rich Schnell, professor of counselor education.

These readings are free and open to the public.

Stevenson is a former president of the Haiku Society of America and currently serves as editor of Frogpond , one of the oldest and most widely circulated journals of English-language haiku. His haiku collections include Something Unerasable (1995), Some of the Silence (1999) and Quiet Enough (2004). Born and raised in Ithaca, N.Y., Stevenson now lives in Nassau, N.Y.

For more information, please contact Dr. Rich Schnell at 518-564-4179.

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