The 2016 English Department Spring Reading Series begins on Monday, February 29 with poet Anna George Meek. The reading is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Ronk Lecture hall in the Dwight Schar Building starting at 4 p.m.
Meek's most recent collection, The Genome Rhapsodies was chosen by Angie Estes as the 2014 Ashland Poetry Press Snyder Prize winner. Her work has appeared in Poetry, The Kenyon Review, The Yale Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Seneca Review, Water-Stone, Crazyhorse, and many other national journals. Meek's first book of poetry, Acts of Contortion, won the Brittingham Prize in Poetry, and her chapbook, Engraved, was the winner of the Snowbound Chapbook Competition. She has also received a National Endowment for the Arts grant, two Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowships, and an Academy of American Poetry Prize. Meek is a professional musician and a professor of English at Normandale Community College in Minnesota.
For more information on The Genome Rhapsodies or the Ashland Poetry Press, visit ashlandpoetrypress.com.
Additional readers for the 2016 Spring Reading Series include novelist/essayist Scott Russell Sanders on Wednesday, April 13, and novelist Jeffrey Lent, on Wednesday, April 20. All readings are at 4 p.m. For more information please contact Kari Lindecamp at 419.289.5110 or email@example.com.