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Living Writers Series: Ruth Ellen Kocher
October 24, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm | Kresge Town Hall
The writers in this series will present across multiple genres, to include poetry, fiction, criticism, and various hybrid genres. Each will explore ways that language tests thresholds of culture, race, nation, sex, gender, and desire through the creative imagination. Central to each will be how these thresholds are performed, tested, broken, clarified and complicated in their works.
Ruth Ellen Kocher is the author of Ending in Planes (Noemi Press, date TBA), Goodbye Lyric: The Gigans and Lovely Gun (Sheep Meadow Press 2014), domina Un/blued (Tupelo Press 2013), One Girl Babylon (New Issues Press 2003), When the Moon Knows You’re Wandering, winner of the Green Rose Prize in Poetry (New Issues Press 2002), and Desdemona’s Fire winner of the Naomi Long Madget Award for African American Poets (Lotus Press 1999). Her poems are widely anthologized, and she has been awarded fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation, the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets, and Yaddo. She is Associate Chair of English and Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Colorado where she teaches innovative Poetry, Poetics, and Literature.
Location and Time: All Readings located at Kresge Town Hall 466 | 6-7:45pm
The Living Writers Series is co-sponsored by the Porter College George Hitchcock Poetry Fund, a Poets & Writers through the grant from the James Irvine Foundation, the Literature Department and the Creative Writing Program, Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Reading, and a Laurie Sain Creative Writing Endowment.