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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.

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