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Gabriel Fried, author of ‘The Children Are Reading,’ to give reading Sept. 5

The Department of English at West Virginia University will host a reading by Gabriel Fried on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Milano Room of the Downtown Campus Library.

Gabriel Fried is a poet and editor. He is the author of two collections of poetry, “The Children Are Reading” (Four Way Books, 2017) and “Making the New Lamb Take (Sarabande Books, 2007),” named a Best Book of 2007 by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He is also the editor of an anthology, “Heart of the Order: Baseball Poems.” His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, The American Scholar, The Paris Review, and other journals and magazines. He is the longtime poetry editor at Persea Books, an independently-owned, literary publishing house based in New York City. 

The reading is free and open to the public.  A book signing and reception will follow.