Poets Devin Johnston (NWS F’2004) and Elizabeth Arnold will read in the New Writing Series on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at 4:30pm in 100 Lord Hall (note venue). The event is free & open to the public, though seating is limited.
Elizabeth Arnold’s most recent book is Effacement (Flood, 2010). She is also the author of Civilization (Flood, 2006) and The Reef (U of Chicago P, 1999). Her poems have appeared in Conjunctions, Paris Review, Poetry, and Slate. She is on the MFA faculty at the University of Maryland and lives in Hyattsville, Maryland. This will be her first appearance in the New Writing Series.
Devin Johnston’s most recent book is Traveler (FSG, 2011). He is the author of three other volumes of poetry, Sources (Turtle Point, 2008), Aversions (Omnidawn, 2004) and Telepathy (Paper Bark, 2001). Creaturely and Other Essays appeared from Turtle Point in 2010. Johnston co-directs Flood Editions, an independent publishing house, and teaches at Saint Louis University. Johnston last read in the New Writing Series in November of 2004.
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The UMaine New Writing Series is sponsored by the English Department and the National Poetry Foundation with support from the Lloyd H. Elliott Fund, the Milton Ellis Memorial Fund, the Honors College, and the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the Pulp & Paper Foundation for the use of the Soderberg Center. FMI contact Steve Evans at steven dot evans at maine dot edu or at 207-581-3818.
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