Events, poetry readings

Next Up | Lynn Xu & Joshua Edwards

The New Writing Series welcomes poets Lynn Xu and Joshua Edwards (NWS S’12) to the University of Maine campus for a reading on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 4:30pm in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE space (104 Stewart Commons). The reading, which is free & open to the public, will be followed by an audience Q&A with the authors.

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Lynn Xu is the author of the poetry collection Debts & Lessons (2013), which was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize, and a chapbook June (2006). In 2008 her work was featured in Best American Poetry and, in 2013, she was selected as a New American Poet at the Poetry Society of America. An editor for Canarium Books, Xu divides her time between Marfa, Texas, and Western Massachusetts.

Joshua Edwards directs and co-edits Canarium Books. He’s the author of Castles and IslandsArchitecture for TravelersImperial Nostalgias, and Campeche, and a photobook, Photographs Taken at One-Hour Intervals During a Walk from Galveston Island to the West Texas Town of Marfa. He also translated Mexican poet María Baranda’s book-length poem, Ficticia. Edwards divides his time between Marfa, Texas, and Western Massachusetts.


The New Writing Series brings contemporary literature to life on the flagship campus of the University of Maine. Our events are always free and open to the public, so please mark your calendars, tell your friends, and come join the conversation!

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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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