David Salner (pictured right) will be the guest poet at “Catoctin Voices” Evening of Poetry on September 16, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at The Creeger House, located at 11 N. Church Street in Thurmont.
Salner worked for twenty-five years as an iron ore worker, steelworker, and general laborer. His writing has appeared in Threepenny Review, Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Salmagundi, River Styx, and many other magazines. His third book, Blue Morning Light (2016, Pond Road Press), features poems on the paintings of American artist, George Bellows. Says Elizabeth Knapp, recent guest poet at “Catoctin Voices” and assistant professor of English at Hood College, “…clear-eyed, luminous poems. Longing permeates this book, the language thrumming with desire…these poems ache their way toward revelation with a startling clarity and brilliance.” Salner holds an MFA degree from the University of Iowa and resides in Frederick, Maryland.