St. Louis Poet is featured at Colorado State University - Pueblo Reading Series event


St. Louis Poet is featured at Colorado State University - Pueblo Reading Series event

PUEBLO –Award-winning poet Melody S. Gee will read her work at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15 in the Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Occhiato University Center Cottonwood Room as part of the Southern Colorado Reading Series.  The reading is free, and refreshments will be provided.  The reading is co-sponsored by the Diversity Resource Center and the Department of English & Foreign Languages.

Gee's first poetry collection, Each Crumbling House, won the 2010 Perugia Press Book Prize.  Originally from Cerritos, Calif., her poems and essays are published or forthcoming in Copper Nickel, Blackbird, Southern California Review, The Greensboro Review, Washington Square Review, and Crab Orchard Review, among others.  A Pushcart Prize nominee, winner of the Robert Watson Literary Prize for poetry, and a Kundiman Asian American Poetry Retreat fellow, she teaches writing at Southwestern Illinois College and lives in St. Louis., Mo.

Gee’s book will be available for sale at the reading and throughout the year at the CSU-Pueblo Bookstore.  For more information, contact Juan J. Morales, assistant professor and director of creative writing at 549-2082 or juan.morales@colostate-pueblo.edu.

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