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Award-winning poet kicks off Spring Cavanaugh Lecture Series

Released: 02/11/2011

Award-winning poet, Jeannette Barnes, will kick off the Spring 2011 Cavanaugh Lecture Series by reading selected poems from her collected works on Thursday, February 17 beginning at 7 p.m. The program will take place at the Alexandria Museum of Art and is open to the public at no charge. Barnes was educated at Colorado College and Phillips. She later earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from University of West Florida and a master of library information studies from Alabama. She served as a working scholar in a master class at the 2006 Westchester Poetry Festival in Pennsylvania. Garnering numerous awards for her poetry, Barnes most recently received the Pincemere Prize for the poem WAGE and the William Stafford Award for the poem LUSCIOUS, which was published internationally in Rosebud. Her work was recently featured for the 100th anniversary of “Pen and Brush’s” celebration in New Orleans. Barnes is a former department had and academic reference librarian in the Auburn University System. She now works as a Patient Medical Reference Librarian for the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Alexandria. She is currently completing a novel about espionage in the Revolutionary War. For more information about the Cavanaugh Lecture Series, contact Dr. Bernard Gallagher at 427-4472.