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English Department Reading Series featuring Rebecca Morgan Frank and Conor Bracken

Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: 
Elzay Gallery of Art, Wilson Art Center
Event Category: 
General Campus Events
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   The Department of English welcomes poets Rebecca Morgan Frank and Conor Bracken to campus on Thursday, February 21st, for a reading, reception and Q & A. They will read alongside senior professional writing major and creative writing minor Grace Huff.

Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country (2017) and The Spokes of Venus (2016), both from Carnegie Mellon University Press, and Little Murders Everywhere (2012), a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Guernica, and elsewhere. She is co-founder and editor of the literary magazine Memorious and the Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bowling Green State University for Spring 2019.

Conor Bracken’s poems appear or are forthcoming in the Colorado Review, Indiana Review, The New Yorker, Ploughshares and elsewhere. He is the author of Henry Kissinger, Mon Amour (Bull City Press, 2017), selected by Diane Seuss as winner of the Frost Place Chapbook Competition, and translator of Mohammed Khair-Eddine’s Scorpionic Sun (CSU Poetry Center, September 2019). A graduate of Virginia Tech and assistant poetry editor at Four Way Review, he teaches English at the University of Findlay.

The event, free and open to the public, will begin at 7pm in the Wilson Art Center Elzay Gallery, preceded by a catered reception at 6:30 and followed by a Q & A session. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of English and Polaris Literary Magazine, and is supported with a generous gift from Phil Oleson, BSPh '66, and Mary (Monstwil) Oleson, BSPh '70.