Ohio's poet laureate scheduled to read at Marietta on Oct. 22

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MARIETTA, OHIO (10/08/2018) Dave Lucas, Ohio's poet laureate, will be a guest reader at 7:30 p.m., Monday, October 22nd, in Marietta College Alma McDonough Auditorium.

A Cleveland native, Lucas wants to show Ohioans how poetry is present in everyday life and how to enjoy it. That doesn't mean running out and buying a bunch of poetry books; it means changing the way you think or feel about words and lyrics.

Lucas's first collection of work, Weather, won the 2012 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. Lucas earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from John Carroll University in 2002, a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Virginia in 2004 and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2014.

He is a co-founder and co-curator of the Brews + Prose reading series at Market Garden Brewery in Cleveland.

This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the McDonough Gallery.

Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy back in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,200 full-time students. The College offers 49 majors and is consistently ranked as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation's best by Forbes.com. Marietta was selected seventh in the nation according to the Brookings Institution's rankings of colleges by their highest value added, regardless of major.