Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hicok reads at K College

The Kalamazoo College English Department is pleased to announce a poetry reading by Bob Hicok on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 7 P.M., in the Olmsted Room of Mandelle Hall. Bob Hicok's fifth book of poems, This Clumsy Living, was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2007 and was awarded the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt Prize from the Library of Congress. His other books include Insomnia Diary (Pitt, 2004); Animal Soul (Invisible Cities Press, 2001), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Plus Shipping (BOA Editions, 1998); and The Legend of Light (University of Wisconsin Press, 1995), which received the 1995 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry and was named a 1997 ALA Booklist Notable Book of the Year. A recipient of three Pushcart Prizes, Guggenheim and NEA Fellowships, his poetry has been selected for inclusion in five volumes of Best American Poetry, including the forthcoming 2009 edition. His poems have initially appeared in such magazines and journals as The New Yorker, Poetry, Ploughshares, and The Georgia Review. Hicok, a former automotive die designer, teaches creative writing as an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech.

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