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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mena Continues SU Writers on the Shore Series Wednesday, April 22

Gerardo MenaSALISBURY, MD---Poet Gerardo Mena continues Salisbury University’s Writers on the Shore series 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in the Worcester Room of the Commons.

A decorated Iraqi Freedom veteran, Mena spent six years in special operations with the reconnaissance marines and was awarded a Navy Achievement Medal for bravery. He is the author of the war poetry book The Shape of Our Faces No Longer Matters.

Mena’s writings have appeared in The New York Times, Ploughshares and Poets & Writers, among others. He also has performed his work alongside actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Anthony Edwards and Lili Taylor.

Sponsored by the English Department and Writers on the Shore, admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU website at

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