Poet James Scannell McCormick to present reading Sept. 1

McCormick HeadshotPoet James Scannell McCormick will present a reading at Northwestern State University Thursday, Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. in the Cane River Room of the Friedman Student Union. The event is part of the Cane River Reading Series. Admission is free and open to the public.

McCormick earned a doctorate in creative writing-poetry from Western Michigan University in 1995. His works have appeared in CutBank, The Lucid Stone, SLANT, Rattapallax and most recently in The Pedestal. His poem “Trouble” won the 2010 Dzanc Best of the Web prize. McCormick’s “Lot (Hermes in Tulips)” was nominated for a 2008 Pushcart Prize. He lives in and teaches in Rochester, Minnesota.

The Cane River Reading Series will feature Erika Jo Brown, BJ Love, Phillip Estes on Oct. 17 and Laurie Ann Cedilnik and Glenn Shaheen on Nov. 11.