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VIDEO: Shari Wagner shares poems inspired by Indiana history

Indiana Poet Laureate Shari Wagner visited us as part of our 2016 Lew Wallace Festival of Words and gave a fascinating reading of several of her poems inspired by Indiana history.

Shari Wagner, Indiana’s fifth Poet Laureate, is the author of two books of poetry: The Harmonist at Nightfall: Poems of Indiana and Evening Chore. She is also co-author of her father’s medical memoirs, Making the Rounds and A Hundred Camels. Her poems have appeared in North American Review, Shenandoah, The Writer’s Almanac, Dave Eggers’ Best American Nonrequired Reading, and American Life in Poetry.

Wagner has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Indiana University in Bloomington and teaches poetry and memoir writing for the Indiana Writers Center. Her laureate website is ThroughTheSycamores.

The time flew past, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy this video of her reading!

Don’t forget, our 2016 Lew Wallace Festival of Words culminates in a Hoosier Author Fair on Saturday, November 26, which is Small Business Saturday. That’s a great occasion for you to meet regional authors, including Lew’s biographer Ray E. Boomhower, and buy autographed Christmas presents for the book-lovers in your life!

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