Author Rupert Fike to present readings at Troy University

Posted: Monday, 08 October 2012

MONTGOMERY—Poet and author Rupert Fike of Atlanta, Ga., will read and discuss selections of his work during a pair of public readings at Troy University’s campuses in Montgomery and Troy on Oct. 17 and 18.

Fike will speak at the Montgomery Campus on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 6:30 p.m. inside the Rosa Parks Museum auditorium.

He will speak at the Troy Campus on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. inside Hawkins Hall, Room 122.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Fike is an award-winning author who was recently named a finalist in the 48th Georgia Author of the Year Awards after the publication of his latest collection, “Lotus Buffet,” (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2011). Two of his poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and his works have appeared in publications nationwide, including “Rosebud,” “The Georgetown Review,” “A&U America’s AIDS Magazine,” “Natural Bridge,” “The Atlanta Review” and many others.

His non-fiction book, “Voices from The Farm,” a first-person account of life on a spiritual commune in the 1970s, is now in its second printing. He also has a poem inscribed in a downtown Atlanta plaza.

The events are sponsored by the TROY Department of English and the Alabama Literary Review. For more information please contact Dr. Sara Kosiba at the Montgomery Campus at 334-241-9792 or Dr. Patricia Waters in Troy at 334-670-3286