‘Season of Mangos’ Author to Read at WWU

Dr. Clarence Wolfshohl, William Woods University professor emeritus of English, will read from his recently published collection of poems, “Season of Mangos” on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Dr. Clarence Wolfshohl

Dr. Wolfshohl will bring his collection to life by accompanying his poems with a slideshow of photographs he took on his trips to Brazil. The event, scheduled for at 7 p.m. in the Library Auditorium, is free and open to the public.


“Season of Mangos” was published in July 2009. The book is a collection of 12 poems capturing the essence of Brazil by recreating the sights, people and culture of Belém, Brazil, at the mouth of the Amazon River, where mango trees line the boulevards.


According to Larry D. Thomas, 2008 Texas Poet Laureate, “These 12 poems capture the sensuous, incomparable essence of Brazil. Wolfshohl’s language is vividly descriptive and rhythmic, undulating across and down the page like a lithe, Brazilian dancer.”


Dr. Wolfshohl resides in Fulton, Mo., and was a professor of English at WWU for 24 years.  For 30 years, he edited and was letterpress printer of the Timberline Press. He is the author of the poetry books “Every Poem Had a Unicorn” and “Mythus Antiquus” and the prose work “The Tick.”


 “Season of Mangos” sells for $16 (plus $2.50 for postage) and may be ordered from Adastra Press, 16 Reservation Road, Easthampton, Mass. 01027.