Bloomsburg University to host jazz workshop and poetry reading

For immediate release: Feb. 20, 2008

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will host a jazz workshop and poetry reading by Sascha Feinstein on Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the Andruss Library, Schweiker Room.

In his 2 p.m. workshop for university students and faculty, “The Traditional Verse Forms and Jazz,” Feinstein will discuss the history and development of jazz. He will explain the making of jazz poems and their relation to traditional verse forms.

His 7:30 p.m. poetry reading, “East Meets West: Poems of Travel,” will include readings from his latest book, “Misterioso,” winner of Hayden Carruth Poetry Award, and from his new collection in manuscript. The reading is free and open to the public.

Feinstein is a professor, poet, essayist, jazz saxophonist and host of the program, “Jazz Standards,” on the public radio station, WVIA. He is co-editor of The Jazz Poetry Anthology, volumes 1 and 2, with the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Yusef Komunyakaa.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.