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Dr. Robert Hamblin

Caldwell, NJ – February 26, 2013

The Caldwell University English Department will present a poetry reading with Dr. Robert Hamblin, director of the Center for Faulkner Studies at Southeast Missouri State University. The reading will take place on Thursday, April 4 at noon in the Westervelt Lecture Hall in Werner Hall on campus. Dr. Hamblin, a professor of English, is the author or editor of 27 books, including fourteen volumes of Faulkner studies, six books of poems, two memoirs, and a book on college basketball.

In 2005, during Oprah Winfrey’s “Summer of Faulkner” for the Oprah Book Club, he led the online discussion of “As I Lay Dying.”

Dr. Hamblin has directed seminars and workshops for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Missouri Humanities Council, and he has taught and lectured around the world. His most recent books are “Dust and Light: Poems, After Pierre Teilhard de Chardin”; “This House, This Town: One Couple’s Love Affair with an Old House and a Historic Town”, “Faulkner and Chopin”, and “Crossroads: Poems of a Mississippi Childhood”. Since 2006, Dr. Hamblin has presented his impersonation of legendary Baptist preacher Clarence Jordan to churches, schools, and civic clubs. Jordan was author of “The Cotton Patch Gospels”, co-founder of Koinonia Farm in Georgia and the inspiration for the start of Habitat for Humanity.

For further information, contact Alison Self in Caldwell’s English Department at