AGATE: Literary + Arts Magazine Release and Reading
Wed, Apr 26, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


For over 50 years, SUNY Delhi students, faculty, and staff have contributed their creative works to Agate, the campus literary and arts magazine.
Join faculty editor Dr. Ben West, student editors from his Creative Writing class, and members of the SUNY Delhi community as we celebrate the release of this year’s magazine, the first print edition since 2020.  The event will feature a reading by guest poet Brad Fest, as well as selected readings from SUNY Delhi students.
There is no charge for this event, though a $5 donation is appreciated. Copies of the magazine will be available, and light refreshments will be served.

Bradley J. Fest is associate professor of literature, media, and writing and the 2022–25 Cora A. Babcock Chair in English at Hartwick College, where he has taught courses in creative writing, poetry and poetics, digital studies, and twentieth- and twenty-first-century United States literature since 2017. He is the author of two volumes of poetry, The Rocking Chair (Blue Sketch, 2015) and The Shape of Things (Salò, 2017), and his poems have appeared in over forty journals and anthologies, including recent work in Always Crashing, The Decadent Review, Dispatches from the Poetry Wars, Pamenar, Verse, and elsewhere. He has also written a number of essays on contemporary literature and culture, which have been published in boundary 2, CounterText, Critique, Genre, Scale in Literature and Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), and elsewhere. More information is available at