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Pepperdine Professor/Writer to Read His Award-Winning Poetry

Jeffrey Schultz, Interim Director of the Creative Writing Program, will read from his recently published debut collection of poems, What Ridiculous Things We Could Ask of Each Other, a 2013 National Poetry Series Selection.  The free event will take place at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, in the Surfboard Room of Pepperdine's Payson Library. A question and answer session will follow.

"Please join me in a real-time, in-person gathering of people of varied interests and backgrounds to listen to that most anachronistic of anachronisms, a living poet," Schultz said.

Schultz earned his MFA in creative writing from the University of Oregon, and his bachelor's in English from California State University, Fresno. At Pepperdine, he teaches advanced poetry, creative writing, and English composition. His work has been published in multiple venues and he has spoken or performed at various conferences and symposiums. Jeffrey Schultz's poems have appeared in the Boston Review, Indiana Review, Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, Poetry, and elsewhere, and have been featured on the PBS Newshour's Art Beat and Poetry Daily.

In addition to the National Poetry Series recognition, Schultz earned Pepperdine's 2012 Brett J. Love Award for Teaching Excellence; the "Discovery"/Boston Review prize and a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.

For information, please visit the Pepperdine Libraries website.