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Poet Greg Brownderville brings ‘The Soul Calendar in Fire Bones’ show to MSU

Greg BrowndervillePoet Greg Brownderville will present "The Soul Calendar in Fire Bones" Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 4 p.m. In Breckinridge Hall room 002.  

Brownderville is a writer and showrunner who currently serves as the editor-in-chief of Southwest Review, the director of creative writing, and an associate professor of English at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

According to Brownderville, “Fire Bones (2021)” is the world’s first “go-show," combining poems, podcasts, songs, videos and visual art to tell a story about Thisaway, Arkansas, a town in spiritual trouble. The journey starts around Halloween and ends a couple of months later with a rural rendition of Carnaval.  

Dr. Sylvia Henneberg, interim associate dean of the School of English Communications, Media and Languages and professor of English at MSU said the performance will give students a glimpse of what a touring professional writer does.

“This is a way to connect students and faculty in our English program with a contemporary practicing poet in the field,” she said.  

Brownderville is the author of three books of poetry: “Gust” (2011), “Deep Down in the Delta” (2012), and “A Horse with Holes in It” (2016). Brownderville has been awarded prizes and fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, The Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, New Millennium Writings, and the Porter Fund. He has been a Murphy Visiting Poet at Hendrix College and a writer in residence at the Lemon Tree House in Camporsevoli, Italy.

The event is free and open to the public and the campus community. MSU requires masks to be worn inside all facilities.

For more information, visit, or contact Henneberg at or 606-783-5288.  

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