Colorado State University - Pueblo reading series sponsors poetry doubleheader


Colorado State University - Pueblo reading series sponsors poetry doubleheader
PUEBLO – The Southern Colorado Reading Series at Colorado State University-Pueblo is proud to present a Colorado poetry doubleheader with Jessy Randall and Kate Kingston at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12 in the Library and Academic Resources Center Auditorium 109.  The reading is free and refreshments will be provided.
Randall's collection of poems A Day in Boyland was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. She is also the author of young adult novel The Wandora Unit and a collection of collaborative poems with Daniel M. Shapiro, titled Interruptions. Her latest collection, Injecting Dreams into Cows, has poems about robots, video games, Pippi Longstocking, and phone sex, not all at the same time. Kingston lives and writes in Trinidad and is the author of Shaking the Kaleidoscope, a finalist in the 2011 Idaho Prize for Poetry. Previous poetry collections also include In My Dreams Neruda, El Río de Las Animas Perdidas en Purgatorio, and Unwritten Letters. She was a recipient of the W.D. Snodgrass Award for Poetic Endeavor and Excellence, and the Colorado Council on the Arts Literary Fellowship in Poetry.
Randall and Kingston’s books will be available for sale at the reading and throughout the year at the CSU-Pueblo Bookstore.  Contact Juan J. Morales, associate professor and director of creative writing if you have any questions at 549-2082 or juan.morales@colostate-pueblo.edu.

Sponsored by the Diversity Resource Center and the English and Foreign Languages Department, the SoCo Reading Series brings established and nationally-recognized poets and writers to CSU-Pueblo for free community readings and expose students to the world of creative writing.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.