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Professor to Host Reading of Award-Winning Poetry Collection


Fontbonne University professor of English and poet-in-residence, Dr. Jason Sommer, has published his fourth collection of poetry, “The Laughter of Adam and Eve.” Sommer will host a reading of his new work on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m. in the Library Lewis Room on Fontbonne’s main campus. The event is free and open to the public.

“The Laughter of Adam and Eve” was honored with the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Award in 2012. Sommer’s previous works include “Lifting the Stone,” “Other People’s Troubles” and “The Man Who Sleeps in My Office.” He has also published translations of Irish-language poems and Chinese fiction and holds degrees from Brandeis, Stanford and St. Louis University, where he received a Ph.D. in Modern British Literature. He has been a professor at Fontbonne since 1985.

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Hear directly from Dr. Sommer in a video about the Fontbonne experience.