Colorado State University - Pueblo Reading Series features New Mexico poet


Colorado State University - Pueblo Reading Series features New Mexico poet

PUEBLO – Colorado State University-Pueblo announces a free evening of dinner and poetry as the Southern Colorado Reading Series offers its first event of the 2011-12 academic year.  Award-winning New Mexico poet Dana Levin will read at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20 in the Occhiato University Center Chameleon/Great Plains Room. Dinner will be provided.
 
Raised in California’s Mojave Desert, Dana Levin is the author of Sky Burial (2011), which received a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly, Wedding Day (2005) and In the Surgical Theatre (1999), which won nearly every award available to first books and emerging poets. The Los Angeles Times says of her work, "Dana Levin's poems are extravagant...her mind keeps making unexpected connections and the poems push beyond convention...they surprise us." Levin has received many fellowships and awards, including those from the Rona Jaffe, Whiting and Guggenheim Foundations. A teacher of poetry for twenty years, Levin joins the faculty at Santa Fe University of Art and Design in Fall 2011.

Levin’s books 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 if you have any questions at 549-2082 or juan.morales@colostate-pueblo.edu.

The reading is co-sponsored by the Diversity Resource Center and the Department of English & Foreign Languages. 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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