The New Writing Series welcomes poet and translator Norma Cole to the University of Maine for a reading on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 4:30pm in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE space in 104 Stewart Commons. The reading will be introduced by Carla Billitteri and followed by a Q&A with the author. It is free and open to the public.
Norma Cole’s most recent books of poetry include Win These Posters and Other Unrelated Prizes Inside, Where Shadows Will: Selected Poems 1988—2008, Spinoza in Her Youth and Natural Light. TO BE AT MUSIC: Essays & Talks made its appearance in 2010 from Omnidawn Press. Her translations from the French include Danielle Collobert’s It Then, Collobert’s Journals, Crosscut Universe: Writing on Writing from France (edited and translated by Cole), and Jean Daive’s A Woman with Several Lives.
Cole has been the recipient of awards from the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative Poetry, the Fund for Poetry, the Creative Work Fund and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Cole has taught at many schools, including the University of San Francisco, Saint Mary’s, Naropa University and San Francisco State, and was a Regents’ Lecturer at UC Berkeley. This is her first appearance in the New Writing Series.
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The UMaine New Writing Series was founded in 1999 and is sponsored by the English Department and the National Poetry Foundation with support from the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, The Fiddlehead Fund, the New Writing Series Fund, the Lloyd H. Elliott Fund, the Milton Ellis Memorial Fund, the Honors College, the University of Maine Humanities Center, and the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the IMRC, and to donors Allen and Sally Fernald, for use of the Fernald APPE space.
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