Marylhurst professor releases memoir of his infatuation with women
Marylhurst University English professor Jay Ponteri has released Wedlocked, a memoir that tells the highly personal story of Ponteris infatuation with women other than his wife, his wifes discovery of the manuscript he has been writing to explore those feelings and all of the emotions the discovery releases, including a sense that the phrase married man suggests ... a man doomed to loneliness.
Publisher Hawthorne Books describes Wedlocked as an intimate, idiosyncratic view of a human institution that can so often fail, leaving its inhabitants lonely and adrift.
Ponteri directs the undergraduate creative writing program at Marylhurst and is the founder of the universitys show: tell summer workshop for teen writers and artists and two online literary magazines. He has published numerous essays and short stories. Wedlocked is his first book.
The book will be formally launched with a reading at Powells City of Books, 1005 S. Burnside in Portland Friday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m.
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