In honor of National Poetry Month, Bexley Public Library, 2411 E. Main St., will be host to a reading by award-winning poet Amit Majmudar at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4.

In honor of National Poetry Month, Bexley Public Library, 2411 E. Main St., will be host to a reading by award-winning poet Amit Majmudar at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4.

Majmudar was recently named Ohio's first poet laureate. He is a novelist, poet, essayist and diagnostic nuclear radiologist from Dublin. The library is presenting the program in partnership with the Book Loft. Copies of Majmudar's work will be available for purchase and signing.

"We're excited to welcome Amit Majmudar to Bexley," said Ken Flower, the library's director of advancement and community relations. "After hearing he was named Ohio's first-ever poet laureate, we worked with our partners at the Book Loft to make this visit a reality. He is one of America's premier poets and we can't think of a better way to finish our celebration of National Poetry Month."

Majmudar fiction work includes Partitions and The Abundance. He has published three works of poetry, including his newest, Dothead, which was published in March. He writes and practices medicine in Dublin, where he lives with his wife, twin sons and daughter.

In a press release from the library, former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins is quoted as having described Dothead as "nothing less than a torrent of poetic inventiveness driven by the inexhaustible poetic energy of Amit Majmudar. His delight in deploying his formal skills combines remarkably with his wide range of interests to produce a collection of poetry both riveting and enviable. Majmudar stands out clearly and forcefully in the overpopulated tableau of contemporary American poetry."

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