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Lawyers by Profession, Poets at Heart


October 18, 2010
Press Release #10-173

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Poets Brian Gilmore and Karl Carter will recite their works at 8:15 p.m., Thursday, October 28, in the Blackistone Room of Anne Arundel Hall, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, as part of the VOICES Reading Series. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Karen Anderson at 240-895-2017.

Gilmore, a Washington, D.C, native, has authored two books of poetry, Elvis Presley is Alive and Well and Living in Harlem (1993), and Jungle Nights & Soda Fountain Rags (1999). His poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies and he has taught poetry at Catholic University and at Lorton Prison. He is currently legislative counsel for D.C.’s City Council.

Carter authored two chapbooks in the early 1970s: A Season in Sorrow and Three Poems. His poems have appeared in Presence African, Black World, An Anthology of Poetry by Lawyers, and other books and journals. He currently practices law in Washington, D.C.

St. Mary's College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best public liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. More than 2,000 students attend the college, nestled on the St. Mary's River in Southern Maryland.