English professor, Rob Carney recited poetry on Friday, Dec. 3, in the library auditorium during the Second Annual Contours of Knowledge, an Interdisciplinary Conference.

“He expressed real feelings and thoughts no matter how simple the words,” said student Alexa Pulley. “He was funny, quirky and unique. I never got bored.”

Carney is the author of three books of poems. With more than 130 poems and flash fictions published and winner of the 2002 Pinyon Press National Poetry Competition and two time winner of the Utah Book Award of Poetry, Carney is an all around respected writer.

When asked, “What inspired you to write poems?” Carney responded, “I like reading it so much I wanted to write my own.”

“A rock signs his name on a broken window…,” Carney quotes from one poem entitled, ‘Story Problems.’ According to those in attendance, Carney’s attention to detail and emotions ran deep with each and every word spoken. His poetry was more than words; it was the rebirth of the writer’s imagination.