The Poetry Reading takes place from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, in Room 163B, Student Union, Wright State University at 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio. The event is free and open to the public, and everyone is invited to bring a poem to read during "open mic" time.
Balliet was a Wittenberg faculty member from 1961 to 1992, teaching courses on Victorian literature and Irish writers, focusing on Yeats and Joyce. He has read poetry as the host of a radio show, Conrad's Corner, for many years on WYSO 91.3-FM. The show can be heard at 7:59 p.m. weekdays, and at 2 p.m. Saturdays, and Balliet is also a regular on the WYSO show Weekend Sundays, which can be heard at 10:30 a.m. each week.
On WYSO's Web site, Balliet is quoted as saying he taught "English and Anglo-Irish literature at Wittenberg, and he would read and recite poetry whenever possible, and encourage people to share his appreciation and love of meter and rhyme."
His memoir, cb: Remembrances, is available in the Wittenberg Bookstore. For more information about the tribute Poetry Reading, call (937) 775-2263.
Written by: Phyllis Eberts
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