Stevens Point poet to be featured at Original Voice on Wednesday, Nov. 8

Stevens Point poet Jim Pollock will read his work for Original Voice at the Coloma Hotel beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8.

Pollock has been writing and reciting poetry since his high school days some 60 years ago. He graduated from St. John’s University (the one in Minn. not in New York) with a double major in English and philosophy, and later received a Master’s degree in English from Marquette University.

Pollock has taught English in numerous settings including the Crow Creek Indian Reservation in South Dakota, a Minnesota State Reformatory, St. Cloud State University, a juvenile drug treatment center in the Twin Cities and a number of high schools too numerous to mention. He has also published poetry in a variety of publications in Minnesota and Wisconsin, including Free Verse, Marquette Literary Journal, WFOP Poet’s Calendar, and St. Cloud State Literary Journal.

Since arriving in Stevens Point 13 years ago, Pollock has sponsored and promoted poetry events in Central Wisconsin including poetry slams, outdoor readings in woodland settings and a Haiku contest with the winners appearing on the Fox Theater Marquee.

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