Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature LeAnne Howe will host writer Brian Clements for a poetry reading and discussion on Tuesday, March 20th, 6:30 p.m. at Cine.  Clements will discuss the book he co-edited, Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence.  This event is free and open to the public.

Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence features work by poets including Ocean Vuong, Natasha Threthewey, Naomi Shihab Nye and several others.  Each poem is followed by a response from a gun violence prevention activist, political figure, survivor, or concerned individual.

Brian Clements is the founding Coordinator of the MFA program and Professor of Writing, Linguistics, and Creative Writing at Western Connecticut State University.  He is the author, most recently, of A Book of Common Rituals. He lives in Newtown, Connecticut, where his wife, a teacher, survived the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.