Jane Addams is excited to host Dan Guillory and 2 of his works: "The Lincoln Poems" and "People & Places in The land of Lincoln". "The Lincoln Poems" is a selection of poetry written in the voice of Abraham Lincoln who was very fond of Poetry and Prose. Reviews state this work "is a must-read for both the Lincoln aficionado and the serious scholar" and a "loving tribute to the nation's first and only poet President" "People and Places in the Land of Lincoln" is a guide of sort to people and places that relate to the life and landscape of Abraham Lincoln. This is not just a guide to the Lincoln-related sites in central Illinois, it provides insights and observations in the wonderful prose from Dan Guillory. One review says "People and Places" is a "work that not only captures but also invites readers to experience intimately the quiddity of a man whose spirit stirs the marrow in our bone-centers" From the Publisher's Website: Dan Guillory is a prolific author. He has been acknowledged for his many nonfiction works (one is included in a new PBS documentary on WWII). The Lincoln Poems is the most recent of his published works. He has also authored Living With Lincoln: Life and Art in the Heartland; The Alligator Inventions (poems about his Cajun roots); When the Waters Recede (the Great Flood of 1993, illustrations by Leslie Guillory), Images of America: Decatur (photographic perspective); Wartime Decatur: 1832-1945; Macon County; and over 500 articles, poems and book reviews. He has spoken about Lincoln at the Newbery Library, Michigan State University, the Vachel Lindsay home, the Illinois State Historical Society Conference, and at the Decatur Public Library “Forever Free” exhibition on Lincoln. He has served as Poet in the Schools for the Illinois Arts Council and as a Road Scholar for the Illinois Humanities Council. The author has a Ph.D. in American Literature from Tulane University, was a Fulbright Lecturer for the U.S. State Department, has won awards or grants from the Academy of American Poets, the American Library Association, the Illinois Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is a Professor Emeritus at Millikin University. He was recently included on PBS' documentary on WWII (WILL-Champaign) . See his recent review from the Library Journal on Mayhaven's home page. Three of his poems will be included in an upcoming book by Jason Emerson, author of The Madness of Mary Lincoln (Southern IL University Press). People and Places in the Land of Lincoln is Guillory's newest book (Mayhaven Publishing, Inc. 2010). (janeaddams)
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