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Poet Thomas Krampf Will Give Reading at Olean Library

OLEAN, NY -- Poet Thomas Krampf  will give a reading Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Olean Public Library, 134 N. Second St.

For nearly 40 years, Thomas Krampf has shared his poetry, compassion and commitment. He has authored six books of poetry on themes ranging from life in the inner city to life in the country, nuclear weapons,  love of family and madness. Since moving to Hinsdale from Brooklyn, much of his poetry has highlighted scenes of our shared life in rural western New York. 

His recent retrospective, "Selected Poems," has been hailed as “probing, courageous, and open-hearted,” by one critic, and another described it as “wild and strong … capacious and revelatory.” Yet another characterized the poet as a “sagely-deranged post-millennial brother of Blake and Whitman …”

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Krampf has recently gifted St. Bonaventure Uiversity with his papers, and the university's Friedsam Memorial Library will soon house his archives. 

His latest book is "The Divine Genome."

 

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