National Award Winning Poet Gives Workshop and Poetry Reading to TAMUCT Students

Killeen, TEXAS—On Tuesday March 27, 2012 national award winning poet, Dr. Robert ‘Red Hawk’ Moore conducted a workshop and poetry reading with students at Texas A&M University-Central Texas.

Moore is a member of the Arts and Humanities faculty at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, where he serves as a professor of English. A&M-Central Texas School of Arts and Sciences was pleased to welcome him onto campus on Tuesday as he sat down with students from ENGL 343 Creative Writing and offered a hands-on poetry workshop. Three students’ poems were read aloud and analyzed during the workshop. Moore offered the students concrete advice and broke down the elements of powerful poetry. “One sound. One look. One song. One falling leaf. One blade of grass. A branch snapping on your forehead. A child holding onto your finger. Specific details create a moving picture with words,” said Moore.

After the workshop, Moore held a poetry reading in the foyer of the Central Texas College Nursing Center open to all students, faculty, and staff. His reading style was very interactive and the inflections in his voice resonated throughout the entire belly of the building. The students clapped, laughed, and sat in awe of the powerful poetry ‘Red Hawk’ shared.

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