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Reading to launch anthology of local poets

A UWindsor professor is one of the editors of a book celebrating the talents of poets from the Windsor-Essex region.

Creative writing professor Susan Holbrook and Palimpsest Press publisher Dawn Kresan edited Detours: an anthology of poets from Windsor & Essex County, a showcase of the eclecticism that characterizes the region: the traditional and experimental, the academy and community, the established and emergent, the internationally renowned and promising apprentice.

Among the authors in the collection are past and present UWindsor instructors Di Brandt, John Ditsky, Marty Gervais, Phil Hall, Eugene McNamara, Joyce Carol Oates and Darryl Whetter, and graduates Alexandra Gayowsky, Dani Couture and Kate Hargreaves.

A reading Wednesday, April 17, will launch the book. The free, public event begins at 7 p.m. at Biblioasis, 1520 Wyandotte Street East.

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