Levin to Give Poetry Reading

Dana Levin is Maryville's first ever Distinguished Writer-in-Residence

Reading time: 1 minute

Maryville’s first ever Distinguished Writer-in-Residence, Poet Dana Levin, will read from her works at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, in Buder Commons. The reading will be followed by a conversation between Levin and Johannes Wich-Schwarz, PhD, associate professor of English.

The reading is free and open to the public.

Most recently, Levin’s poems have been chosen for inclusion in the 2015 Best American Poetry series and Boston Review’s Top Poems of 2014.  Her first book, In the Surgical Theatre, was chosen by Pulitzer prize-winning author Louise Glück for the 1999 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize and went on to receive nearly every award available to first books and emerging poets. Copper Canyon Press published Levin’s second book, Wedding Day, (2005), and her most recent, Sky Burial, which The New Yorker called “utterly her own and utterly riveting.” Sky Burial was noted for 2011 year-end honors by The New Yorker, the San Francisco Chronicle, Coldfront, and Library Journal.

A teacher of writing for more than 20 years, Levin is currently co-chair and faculty of the Creative Writing and Literature department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design in Santa Fe, N.M. She is also on the faculty for the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C. Previously, Levin served as the Russo Endowed Chair in Creative Writing at the University of New Mexico, and as faculty and chair of the Creative Writing and Literature department at the College of Santa Fe.

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