Friday, January 31, 2014

Poets Richard Kenney and Carol Light will present a free reading at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in the Frank Conroy Reading Room of the Glenn Schaeffer Library, adjacent to the Dey House.

Kenney is the author of four books of poetry: The Evolution of the Flightless Bird, Orrery, The Invention of the Zero, and The One-Strand River. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1970, Kenney won a Reynolds Fellowship and studied Celtic lore in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. He teaches in the English department at the University of Washington and has published in many magazines and journals, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and The American Scholar.

Light’s poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, and Mare Nostrum. Her debut collection, Heaven from Steam, was a finalist for the 2012 Able Muse Book Award. Light received the 2013 Robert H. Winner Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America for her poem “Hertzsprung-Russell.” She earned her MFA from the University of Washington.

The Iowa Writers’ Workshop is a graduate program in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this reading, call the Writers’ Workshop in advance at 319-335-0416.

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