SCF’s Grieneisen Publishes Poetry Book “Good Sumacs”

(Bradenton, Fla., September 20, 2011) — Jeff Grieneisen, assistant professor, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), will read poetry from his new book, “Good Sumacs,” at 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, in the library at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West, building 8, room 229. A reception will follow the poetry reading.

Published by Mammoth Books in Summer 2011, “Good Sumacs” includes four sections of poetry.

“I consider myself in ‘Good Sumacs’ to be a regional poet with roots deep in the landscape of my native Pennsylvania. The book further traces my transition to Florida, and also features sections that detail character sketches and conversations about mortality,” Grieneisen said.

His poetry has appeared in the international anthology, “Des Hymnagistes,” the limited edition chapbook, “Don Guillermo’s Good Book,” and journals including Pennsylvania English, Sylvan Review, and Red Raven Review. His articles on Edgar Allan Poe have appeared in EBSCO’s “Critical Insights” series and Harold Bloom’s “BioCritiques.”

Grieneisen is founding editor of Florida English, a literary journal published by the nonprofit organization Florida English Inc. with support from Florida College English Association. He earned a Master of Fine Arts in Drama, Theatre and Communication from University of New Orleans, a Master of Arts in English Literature from Clarion University and Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from Penn State University.

At the reception, Grieneisen will be available for questions and book signings. “Good Sumacs” will be available at the reception to purchase for a reduced price of $10.

For more information, call the SCF library at 941-752-5305. Maps and directions are online at

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