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Waldorf College to host Omaha poet Paul Dickey

Waldorf College
FOREST CITY, IOWA – Waldorf College will be hosting poet Paul Dickey as part of the Distinguished Visiting Writer Series Tuesday, April 8  at 7:00 p.m. in the Louise V. Hanson Library lounge.  The reading is free to the public. 

Dickey, who currently resides in Omaha, Nebraska, is a long-time Midwesterner who writes poetry and creative nonfiction pieces. He has been published in 100 literary journals, including Kansas Quarterly, Nimrod, Crab Orchard Review, and Midwest Quarterly. His two most recent books, which he will be reading from, are titled Wires over the Homeplace and They Say This is How Death Came into the World.

Unlike many poets, Dickey has managed a career outside of academia, working as a corporate data processor. He even created PC-BOOKMAN, the first PC computer software package and database specialized for antiquarian book dealers and collectors.

Dickey received his Master of Arts degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, in History and Philosophy of Science. Dickey has also written several one-act plays and one full-length play. Additionally, he has written multiple chapbooks, two of which were finalists in national competitions.

About Waldorf College

Located in Forest City, Iowa, Waldorf is a four-year, residential, liberal arts college that has been educating students for over a century. Waldorf delivers engaging experiences through innovative classroom instruction and offers bachelor degree programs in business, communications, psychology, education, fire science administration, criminal justice administration and more. Courses are offered at the Forest City, Iowa, campus and online.
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