Keaveney to read from collection of poems

Professor Chris KeaveneyChris Keaveney, professor of Japanese at Linfield College, will read from his collection of poems, “Your Eureka not Mined,” on Thursday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield.

It has been a long journey for Keaveney to write this book of poems. The poems in “Your Eureka not Mined” began to appear in literary journals three years ago, but the journey of perseverance that led to this eureka moment started 30 years ago.

Keaveney received a bachelor’s degree in English from Manhattan College, a master’s degree in Japanese language and literature and a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Washington University. He also pursued graduate studies in Tsukuba University in Ibaraki, Japan and at Fudan University in Shanghai. He has taught abroad in American Samoa, Japan and China. Keaveney has been at Linfield since 1997, where he teaches Japanese language and East Asian literature and film courses. He has co-taught several January Term courses in China and Japan and regularly offers an Inquiry Seminar course about East Asian culture. He is also the author of three books about Japanese culture and Sino-Japanese literary relations.

Keaveney’s poetry has appeared in Columbia Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, The Minetta Review, Stolen Island, Faultline, Wilderness House Literary Review and elsewhere.

This reading is a part of the Readings at the Nick series. The lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Linfield Nicholson Library and the Linfield English department. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte at 503-883-2517 or swhyte@linfield.edu.