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D.A. Powell Poetry Reading

February 24, 2009

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

7:00pm Manor House, Armstrong Lounge


D. A. Powell’s books of poetry include Tea (Wesleyan, 1998); Lunch (Wesleyan, 2000); and Cocktails (Graywolf, 2004). The latter was a finalist for the PEN West, Lambda, Publishers’ Triangle and National Book Critics Circle Awards. Chronic, his fourth US collection, will appear in February of 2009.

The New York Times wrote of Powell’s work, “No accessible poet of his generation is half as original, and no poet as original is this accessible.” Among his many honors, Powell has received a Paul Engle Fellowship from the James Michener Center, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, an Academy of American Poets Prize, and the Lyric Poetry Award from the Poetry Society of America. His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including New England Review, the Washington Post, Poetry, the Norton anthology Hybrid Forms and Best American Poetry 2008.

D. A. Powell has taught at Columbia University, the University of Iowa, New England College, Sonoma State University, and San Francisco State University; and for three years he served as the Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Poetry at Harvard University. Powell currently teaches in the English Department at the University of San Francisco.

Co-sponsored by Watzek Library Special Collections

Refreshments will be served.

For more information:

Dyann Alkire
phone: (503) 768-7405
fax: (503) 768-7418