Friday, February 15, 2008

Gwen Frostic Reading, Thursday February 21

The Gwen Frostic Reading Series celebrates New Issues Press on Thursday with a reading by New Issues poets David Keplinger and Heather Sellers.

David Keplinger’s third volume of poetry, The Prayers of Others, was published by New Issues Press in 2006 and won the Colorado Book Award. New Issues also published his volume The Clearing (2005) and his translations of the Danish poet RenĂ© Carsten Nielsen, The World Cut Out With Crooked Scissors (2007). He was been awarded the T.S. Eliot Prize for his collection The Rose Inside (New Odyssey Press, 1999), as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Katey Lehman Foundation.

Heather Sellers is the author of three volumes of poetry including The Boys I Borrow (New Issues, 2007), Drinking Girls and Their Dresses (Ahsahta, 2002), and the chapbook Your Whole Life. She is also the author of the short story collection Georgia Under Water (Sarabande, 2001), a children’s book, and a series of books on the practice of writing. Her memoir in progress, Face First, describes life with prosopagnosia. Recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for fiction, Sellers is a professor at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.

The reading will be at 8pm at the Little Theatre. Hope to see you there. Please encourage your students to attend.

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