Colorado State University - Pueblo reading series features award-winning poet

Colorado State University - Pueblo reading series features award-winning poet

PUEBLO – The Southern Colorado Reading Series at Colorado State University-Pueblo will present its final reading for the fall semester with award-winning poet Melody S. Gee. Gee will read at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25 in the Library and Academic Resources Center 109.  The reading is free and refreshments will be provided. 

Gee's first poetry collection, Each Crumbling House, won the 2010 Perugia Press Book Prize. Originally from Cerritos, Calif., she attended the University of California-Berkeley and the University of New Mexico and has taught at Purdue University, Ivy Tech College, Saint Louis University, and the University of Missouri - St. Louis.  Her poems and essays are published or forthcoming in The Collagist, Blackbird, Copper Nickel, Town Creek Poetry, and Crab Orchard Review, among other publications.  A Pushcart Prize nominee, winner of the Robert Watson Literary Prize for poetry, and a 2008 Kundiman Asian American Poetry Retreat fellow, she teaches writing at St. Louis Community College and lives with her husband and daughter in St. Louis.

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

The Southern Colorado Reading Series is co-sponsored by the Diversity Resource Center and the English and Foreign Languages Department and brings established and published writers to CSU-Pueblo, where they give community readings and expose students to the world of creative writing.

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