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James Alan Riley will be reading selections from his book Broken Frequencies: a book of poems (Shadelandhouse Modern Press 2019) at the Kentucky Philological Association 2020 Conference to be held on March 6–7 at Campbellsville University. Riley will be joined by moderator Nancy Jentch (Northern Kentucky University), Don Boes, Bluegrass Community and Technical College (“Toothpaste and other Newer Poems”), and Gary Walton, Northern Kentucky University  (“The Last Christmas Angel and Other Poems”). The readings will be held on Friday afternoon, March 6, from 3:00 pm–4:30 pm, during Session 2.2 Poetry (CH 109).

Prior to his poetry reading, Riley will moderate Session 1.3 Life Lessons (Creative) (Friday, March 6, 2020, from 1:15 pm–2:45 pm, CH 402). He will be joined by Christy Sulfridge, Union College (“Aging Grace”), Gaby Bedetti, Eastern Kentucky University (“Adrift on a Tiny Sea”), and Laura Dennis, University of the Cumberlands (“Childhood Memories”).

The KENTUCKY PHILOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION is an organization of teachers, scholars, and others who study language and literature and who believe in the collegial exchange of information and ideas in the language arts. KPA holds an annual conference in the Commonwealth for the presentation of scholarship and creative work by members. The organization also publishes an annual literary journal, The Kentucky Philological Review.