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Poet/author Vince Gotera will read from his collected works at Farmingdale State College on Thursday, March 12.  The reading – the second event in the spring Visiting Writers Program – will be held in the Great Room in Ward Hall at 11 a.m.  The public is invited and the event is free.

Gotera, a professor of English at the University of Northern Iowa and editor of the North American Review, has published poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and literary criticism.  His books include Dragon Fly, a poetry collection; Radical Visions: Poetry by Vietnam Veterans; Ghost Wars; and Fighting Kite, his third collection of poems.   He was a 2013 runner-up for Farmingdale’s Paumanok Award.

Farmingdale’s Visiting Writers Program has featured readings by more than 150 American and international authors.  The program highlights the importance of literature to education and culture.  The annual Paumanok Award is an international award judged by faculty in Farmingdale’s English/Humanities department.