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An Occasion for Poetry: Mary Szybist and Michele Glazer

September 17, 2009

Poet and professor Mary Szybist, recipient of a 2009 Witter Bynner Award, will offer a reading alongside Michele Glazer.

Szybist, assistant professor of English at Lewis & Clark, is the author of Granted (2003), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. This year, she was received one of two Witter Bynner Awards, selected by Poet Laureate Kay Ryan for the Library of Congress. She also recently received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Szybist earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Michele Glazer is Assistant Professor and Director of Creative Writing at Portland State University.  She received her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has published two volumes of poetry: Aggregate of Disturbance (2004) and It’s Hard to Look at What We Came to Think We’d Come to See (1997). She is the recipient of the Richard Hugo Chair in Poetry at the University of Montana, an Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

The reading is sponsored by the Library of Congress, Center for the Book, The Oregon Center for the Book, The Witter Bynner Foundation, and Lewis and Clark College. There will be a reception to follow the reading.

For more information, contact Debbie Richman, 503-768-7405.