Maj Ragain

Poet and Professor at Kent State University to Share Works

Maj Ragain to present reading of his works on March 1 at The College of Wooster

25 February, 2016 by Sarah Stanley

WOOSTER, Ohio – Maj Ragain, poet and professor of English and writing at Kent State University, will present a reading of his works on Tuesday, March 1, in Room 305 of Kauke Hall (400 E. University St.). The reading, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m.

Ragain received his bachelor’s degree in English from Eastern Illinois University and earned a MA in English at the University of Illinois. He has been an "off and on" faculty member at Kent State University since 1969, where he obtained his Ph.D. His books include A Hungry Ghost Surrenders His Tackle Box; Fresh Oil, Loose Gravel; Burley One Dark Sucker Fired; A Little Bastard Book for Buddha; and Twist the Axe: A Horseplayer’s Story. This summer, a New and Selected Poems will be published. The recipient of three Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council and a fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, he also works with a veterans' writing circle through Kent State's Wick Poetry Center and with Warriors' Journey Home, another Kent-area veterans' initiative.

Ragain’s reading is sponsored by The Donaldson Fund. Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2575) or email.