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VISITING WRITERS SERIES SPRING SEASON SCHEDULE

Reed College's spring visiting writers series opens with a reading by poet Catie Rosemurgy on Thursday, February 13, at 8 p.m. in Reed's psychology auditorium. The remainder of the spring schedule follows. All readings are free and open to the public. Please note that the previously scheduled reading by Sonia Sanchez has been cancelled due to illness. For more information, visit the Reed events website at http://web.reed.edu/publicevents or call the Reed events line at 503/777-7755.

CATIE ROSEMURGY—Thursday, February 13
8 p.m., psychology auditorium
Catie Rosemurgy’s book of poems, My Favorite Apocalypse, was published by Graywolf Press in 2001. Her poetry has appeared in such places as Ploughshares, Poetry Northwest, and Best American Poetry, and she received a 2001 Rona Jaffe Award for her work. She currently teaches creative writing at the College of New Jersey.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
SONIA SANCHEZ
Sonia Sanchez is a poet, playwright, editor, author of children’s books, and political activist. Her volumes of poetry include Home Coming (1969), We a BaddDDD People (1970), Love Poems (1973), Homegirls and Handgrenades (1984), and—more recently—Like the Singing Coming off the Drums: Love Poems (1998), Shake Loose My Skin (2000), and Ash (2001). Her play Sister Son/ji was produced off Broadway in 1972. She is the recipient of numerous awards including an American Book Award, an NEA, and a Pew Fellowship. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Sanchez now lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sponsored by Reed’s multicultural enrichment committee in conjunction with Reed Arts Week.

PIMONE TRIPLETT—Thursday, February 27
8 p.m., psychology auditorium
Pimone Triplett is the author of Ruining The Picture, published by Triquarterly Books/ Northwestern University Press. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Yale Review, Agni, The Paris Review, Poetry, Triquarterly, and many other journals. A winner of the Oregon Book Award’s Hazel Hall award for poetry in 1999, her work has been featured in several anthologies, including New American Poets: A Bread Loaf Anthology and Carnegie Mellon’s American Poetry: The Next Generation. She earned an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and is currently a professor of creative writing at the University of Oregon.

ROY PARVIN—Thursday, March 6
8 p.m., psychology auditorium
Roy Parvin is the author of The Loneliest Road in America, a collection of short stories, and more recently, In the Snow Forest, a book of three novellas. His stories have been widely anthologized and have appeared in magazines such as Glimmer Train, Epoch, Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Quarterly, among others. Parvin has been awarded the Katherine Anne Porter Prize and his work included in Best American Short Stories. He lives in the woods of Northern California with his wife, Janet, and two border collies.

KEVIN CLARK—Thursday, March 27
8 p.m., psychology auditorium
Kevin Clark teaches poetry writing and modern and contemporary American literature at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Clark’s full-length collection of poetry, In the Evening of No Warning, was published by New Issues Poetry and Prose in March 2002. He has published three chapbooks: One of Us (Mille Grazie Press, 2000), Widow Under a New Moon (Owl Creek Press, 1990), and Granting the Wolf (State Street Press, 1984). Clark’s poems have appeared in numerous magazines and collections, including the Antioch Review, the Georgia Review, College English, and the Black Warrior Review. Recent essays of his have appeared in books about Charles Wright and Ruth Stone. Clark is also the book review editor for Solo, a poetry journal based in California.

ANNIE CALLAN—Thursday, April 3
8 p.m., psychology auditorium
Annie Callan is the author of The Back Door, a collection of poems, and Taf, a novel for young adults. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, she is the recipient of many awards, including the Academy of American Poets Prize, the William Stafford Poetry Fellowship, and the Heekin Foundation’s Siobhan Fellowship for Literary Nonfiction. She lives and teaches in Portland, Oregon.

Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, is an undergraduate institution of the liberal arts and sciences dedicated to sustaining the highest intellectual standards in the country. With an enrollment of about 1,360 students, Reed ranks third in the undergraduate origins of Ph.D.s in the United States and second in the number of Rhodes scholars from a liberal arts college (31 since 1915).

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