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Oct. 25: 'Good Thunder Presents!' Event Features Editors of Book on Poems Inspired by Bob Dylan

Event is in Armstrong Hall, Room 101.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 10-16-2019

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Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Good Thunder Reading Series is hosting a special event featuring the editors of the book, “Visiting Bob: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Bob Dylan,” on campus Friday, Oct. 25 at 1:30 p.m. in Armstrong Hall, Room 101.

The “Good Thunder Presents!” event is free and open to the public.

During the event, the book’s editors, Thom Tammaro and Al Davis, will discuss the process of publishing an anthology (pitching the project to a small press, soliciting poems, ordering the collection and publishing) and about publishing in general.

Tammaro and Davis will also read poems by contributors like Robert Bly, Joyce Sutphen, Charles Bukowski, Johnny Cash, Diane di Prima, Allen Ginsberg, Tony Hoagland and Patti Smith.

Tammaro and Davis, both emeriti professors of creative writing at Minnesota State University Moorhead, have long been associated with New Rivers Press, one of the oldest independent presses in Minnesota.

For more information about the event, contact Candace Black, professor of English at Minnesota State Mankato and the director of the Good Thunder Reading Series, by phone at 507-389-2680 or by email at

The Good Thunder Reading Series, is in its 38th year. For more information, visit

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,297 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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