SARANAC LAKE North Country Community College is honored to announce twice-nominated Pushcart Prize poet (2004-2005) Edward Carvalho will be on the Saranac Lake campus to read from his recent work solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short (2007, Fine Tooth Press) on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. Carvalhos poems once described as "original, innovative, imaginative and brutal" have appeared along with his essays, reviews, and critical papers in numerous journals throughout the country. His recent essay, "Reinventing Cultural Coalition through Political Imagination in Selected Wartime Poems of Langston Hughes and Mart_Espada" was accepted for publication in Lingyan Yang's forthcoming book Intellectual Intersections. He holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Goddard College (2006) and is currently researching the poetry of Walt Whitman while enrolled as a doctoral candidate in the Literature and Criticism program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Since its release in March 2007, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short has received critical praise from various literary circles in the Northeast. In April 2007, the book placed 95 out of Amazon.com's top 100 in the U.S. Single Authors / Poetry category. The reading and open discussion is free to the public and begins at 7 p.m. in the Petty Lecture Hall in S-19 at the Saranac Lake campus site. This appearance is made possible by the NCCC Programming Committee. Books for sale will be signed by Carvalho. North Country Community College is celebrating its 40th year, and is sponsored by Essex and Franklin counties as a unit of the State University of New York.