Briar Cliff to host poetry reading by retired BCU professor Jeanne Emmons

Jeanne Emmons

Sioux City, IA – Briar Cliff University will host a poetry reading by Jeanne Emmons on Wednesday, February 28, at 7 p.m. in Meis Recital Hall in Heelan Hall on the BCU campus. This event is free and open to the public.

Jeanne Emmons’ latest collection of poetry, The Red Canoe, was published by Finishing Line Press. In addition, she has published three other collections: The Glove of the World, winner of the Backwaters Press Reader's Choice Award; Baseball Nights and DDT (Pecan Grove Press), and Rootbound, winner of the New Rivers Press Minnesota Voices Competition. She has won the Comstock Review poetry prize, the James Hearst Poetry Award, and the Sow's Ear poetry award, among others. Her work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, The American Scholar, Carolina Quarterly, Louisiana Literature, North American Review, South Carolina Review, Prairie Schooner, The River Styx, South Dakota Review, and many other journals.

She is a Professor Emerita at Briar Cliff University, where she taught for 33 years in the English Department and continues to serve as the poetry editor of The Briar Cliff Review. Born in Louisiana and raised in Texas, she received her doctorate in English from The University of Texas. Currently, she lives in McCook Lake, South Dakota with her husband, Adam Frisch. They have two grown children.

Emmons’ reading is part of the Phil Hey Reading Series sponsored by the English/Writing Department at Briar Cliff.



Tags: BCU, English, Writing, Poetry