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"Players and Ashore Here" poetry book signing

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The Penn State Berks Bookstore is hosting a book signing for Dr. Michael Riley, Professor of English, who recently published two books of poetry, Players and Ashore Here, on Thursday, April 16 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Players, a collection of narrative and character-driven poems with a cast including a waitress, an ex-vaudevillian, a teenage mass-murderer, several Biblical figures, and many others, was published by WordTech Communications in 2008. Ashore Here, a meditative series of poems set at the seashore, was published by March Street Press in 2008.

"Both titles were many years in the making and it gives me great pleasure to be able to share them with the community I have been part of for so long" commented Riley on the book signing. "Although I hope for much work still to come, having three books in the span of two years feels like a culmination of sorts and is especially welcome in the year before retirement."

Riley is also the author of Circling the Stones, a book of poems inspired by Riley's travels to Ireland, which was published in 2007 by Creighton University Press.

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