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Morris to read poetry at gallery tonight

The Leslie Powell Foundation Gallery will host John Morris for a poetry reading at 6:30 p.m. today at the gallery, 620 SW D.

Morris, a professor of English at Cameron University, will perform a number of classic poems dealing with love from different angles and perspectives. He'll also read some modern poems either about love or ones he calls "poems to love." And he'll read two new poems of his that are not from his book "Noise and Stories" (2008).

Some of the poems he will read includes Christopher Marlowe's "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" and Sir Walter Raleigh's rejoinder "The Nymph's Reply." For the first time he'll be reading Elizabeth Barrett Browning's famous sonnet that begins, "How Do I Love Thee?" and a recent poem about the relationship between a mother and daughter entitled "The Time Machine" by Laura Kasischke.

The reading is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. For information, visit the Leslie Powell Foundation Gallery's Facebook page,, or call 357-9526.

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