Saturday, September 10, 2011

Minor American Reading, September 2011

FIRST MINOR AMERICAN READING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR

RYAN ECKES
&
ALLISON CURSEEN

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2011, 8pm
PLACE: Women's Studies Lounge, 1st Fl., East Duke Bldg, East Campus, Duke University
Map is Here.
BYOB, FREE, & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
[This Event is sponsored by Duke English Department's 
Faculty/Graduate Student Reading Group in Contemporary Poetry]


Ryan Eckes was born in 1979 in Philadelphia. He's the author of Old News (Furniture Press 2011) and when i come here (Plan B Press 2007). More of his poetry can be found on his blog, which is also called Old News, and in various magazines. Along with Stan Mir, he organizes the Chapter & Verse Reading Series in Philly. He works as an adjunct English professor at Temple University and other places, and he spends a lot of time hanging out with poets.


Allison Curseen is an English PhD candidate at Duke. She earned her MFA in creative writing at American University in DC but still loves her undergraduate, Oberlin College, best.  She thinks of herself primarily as a fiction writer but has been for the last year, at least, working mostly on poetry.  Allison also enjoys facilitating creative writing in different settings from universities and middle schools to churches and prison.

1 comment:

Joseph said...

I'd love to be a writer one day, it seems like a nice life to have, but my writing skill and experience are a little lacking.


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