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English professor slated to give campus poetry reading


The Illinois College Department of English invites the public to a free reading by one of its own professors this month. Dr. Jim Kerbaugh, professor of English, will read several of his poems on Thursday, February 23, at 7 p.m. in Kirby Learning Center’s Icebox Theatre.

An Oklahoma native, Kerbaugh received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Northern Texas in 1984. He teaches creative writing and medieval literature with an emphasis on poetry at Illinois College.

Over 40 of Kerbaugh’s poems, including “Seasons,” “The Cross-Keys, York, before Evensong at the Minster,” “Wash” and “Cityscape,” have been published in Puerto del Sol, Mobius, The William and Mary Review and other journals. Two new poems, “Houses” and “Spooked,” are planned for publication in Tribeca Poetry Review and Plainsongs, respectively.
About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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