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Professor Kenneth Pobo Releases New Book of Poetry “Bend of Quiet”

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Dr. Kenneth Pobo

Dr. Kenneth Pobo, professor of English and creative writing at Widener University, has released a new book of poetry titled “Bend of Quiet” through Blue Light Press out of San Francisco. The book won the publisher’s 2014 book contest.

“Bend of Quiet” is Pobo’s sixth full length collection of poetry. The poems are nature-oriented with a focus on both animals and the garden, a common thread in much of the work of Pobo, who is an avid gardener. He says that he wrote the poems using a backdrop of our climate-changed world.

"Climate change affects all forms of life,” Pobo said. “We could lose animals such as the polar bear as habitats decline. We look at nature now through an awareness of how badly we have damaged it." 

Purchase “Bend of Quiet” from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or the Widener University Bookstore.

Throughout his career, Pobo, a resident of Middletown, Pa., has published more than 25 books of poetry and short fiction in addition to countless poems and flash fiction pieces in literary journals and magazines. He is the winner of the 2009 Main Street Rag Poetry Chapbook Contest, the 2011 Qarrtsiluni Poetry Chapbook Contest and the 2013 Eastern Point Press Chapbook Award.

Pobo earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Wheaton College and his master’s and doctorate in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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