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Book launch for Kathryn Kirkpatrick’s latest poetry collection held Oct. 17

BOONE—Kathryn Kirkpatrick will read from her latest poetry collection during a book launch on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Living Learning Academic building at Appalachian State University.

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The reading is sponsored by Appalachian’s Sustainable Development Program. This event is open to the public. Books will be available for sale and signing. For more information, contact 828-262-3177.

“Our Held Animal Breath,” was published by WordTech Communications. It’s Kirkpatrick’s sixth collection of poems to be published. “Trust me,” writes poet Nancy Simpson. ”You must own, hold and read Kathryn Kirkpatrick’s new book. Following on the heels of ‘Unaccountable Weather’ published in 2010, this collection of poems summons us to the world and dares us to admit our need for it.” Kirkpatrick’s other published works are “The Body’s Horizon” and “Out of the Garden.”

Kirkpatrick holds dual appointments as a professor in the Department of English and in the Sustainable Development Program. In addition to her poetry, she is a literary scholar in Irish studies and the environmental humanities and has published essays on class trauma, ecofeminist poetics and animal studies.