Monday, January 4, 2010

Rae Armantrout reading at CSUSM February 18

Please join us on Thursday, February 18 at 7 p.m. for the next reading in the Community and World Literary Series at California State University, San Marcos, featuring Rae Armantrout.

The reading will be held on the Cal State San Marcos campus in Commons 206. The event is free and open to the public, but there is a fee for on-campus parking.

Rae Armantrout was a National Book Awards finalist for her most recent book, Versed, published by Wesleyan in 2009. Next Life (Wesleyan, 2007), was chosen as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2007 by The New York Times. Other recent books include Collected Prose (Singing Horse, 2007), Up to Speed (Wesleyan, 2004), The Pretext (Green Integer, 2001), and Veil: New and Selected Poems (Wesleyan University Press, 2001). Her poems have been included in anthologies such as American Hybrid (Norton, 2009), Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology (1993), American Women Poets in the 21st Century: Where Language Meets the Lyric Tradition, (Wesleyan, 2002), The Oxford Book of American Poetry (Oxford, 2006) and The Best American Poetry of 1988, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007 and 2008. Armantrout received an award in poetry from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in 2007 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008. She is Professor of Poetry and Poetics at the University of California, San Diego. Writing in Poetry magazine, Ange Mlinko has said, "I would trade the bulk of contemporary anecdotal free verse for more incisive, chilling poetry like Armantrout's.”

Event Information:

Thursday, February 18, 7 p.m.
Commons 206
California State University, San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
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