RIT will host two poets, Michael Czarnecki and Craig Czury, on Tuesday, Feb. 10. Czarnecki, poet and travel writer, speaks at 2 p.m. in RIT Wallace Library’s Idea Factory. He will read from his work and talk about his treks across America—east to west on U.S. Route 20 and north to south along the length of the Mississippi River.
At 4 p.m., Czarnecki will be joined by fellow poet Craig Czury in the College of Liberal Arts faculty commons. Both events are free and open to the public.
Czarnecki is the publisher of Foothills Press in New York’s Finger Lakes. In the past few years, he has given more than 200 poetry readings across the country and facilitated numerous workshops for writers of all ages. He has several books including Never Stop Asking for Poems - Selected Works, Twenty Days on Route 20, and Sea Smoke and Sand Dollars.
Czury has conducted poetry writing and poem fusion workshops in Russia, Lithuania, Argentina, Northern Ireland and throughout the U.S. for performance on stage and radio. His books of poetry include Parallel Rivertime and Unreconciled Faces. He is also co-editor of the Red Pagoda Press Poetry Pamphlet Series.