The Poetry Night Reading Series welcomes award-winning poet, critic and comic Aaron Belz for a special reading at 8 p.m. Friday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis.
Belz is the author of three full-length poetry collections, most recently, “Lovely, Raspberry” (Persea Press, 2010). He earned a master’s degree in creative writing from New York University and a Ph.D. in English from St. Louis University. He has taught English and creative writing at numerous colleges, including Fontbonne University, St. Louis University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and Providence Christian College.
His writing has appeared in Cardus, Wired, Books & Culture, First Things, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Exquisite Corpse, Mudfish, Gulf Coast, RealPoetik, the Washington Post, Fence, Fine Madness and Snow Monkey.
Attendees are invited to sign up for a spot on the open mic list following Belz’s presentation.
The Poetry Night Reading Series, organized and hosted by Andy Jones and produced by Pia Baur, usually takes place on the first and third Thursdays of every month at the John Natsoulas Gallery. It is made possible by the support of the Cultural Action Committee of Davis.
There will be no reading on July 5 due to the Fourth of July holiday.