Poet Kathleen Peirce to read Feb. 10

Author of Divided Touch, Divided Color and The Ardors

Poet Kathleen Peirce will read from her work at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, for Washington University’s Writing Program in the Department of English in Arts & Sciences.

The event, sponsored as part of The Writing Program’s spring Reading Series, is free and open to the public and takes place in Hurst Lounge, Room 201, Duncker Hall.

Duncker Hall is located at the northwest corner of Brookings Quadrangle. A reception and book signing will immediately follow. For more information, call (314) 935-7130 or e-mail David Schuman at dschuman@wustl.edu.

Peirce is the author of four books of poems: Mercy (1991), Divided Touch, Divided Color (1995), The Oval Hour (1999) and The Ardors (2004).

Her numerous awards include the Associated Writing Programs Prize, The Iowa Book Award and The William Carlos Williams Award. She has received fellowships from the Whiting Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts and The Guggenheim Foundation.

Peirce graduated from the Iowa Writers Workshop in 1988. For the past 18 years, she has taught poetry in the MFA Program at Texas State University in San Marcos. She lives in Wimberley, Texas.

Calendar Summary

WHO: Poet Kathleen Peirce

WHAT: Reading from her work

WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10

WHERE: Hurst Lounge, Room 201 Duncker Hall

COST: Free and open to the public

SPONSOR: Washington University’s Writing Program Reading Series

INFORMATION: (314) 935-7130 or dschuman@wustl.edu

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