Poet Dana Levin visits Smith

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Levin will read from her own work on Tues. and deliver a lecture on Sylvia Plath in honor of A Room of Her Own Foundation's 10th anniversary

Poet, Dana Levin

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
7:30 pm Poetry Reading
Stoddard Hall Auditorium
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
7:30 pm Lecture - "I am: Sylvia Plath, Poetic Form & the Creation of Self"
Neilson Browsing Room

The events are free, open to the public, and wheel chair accessible.

For more information, please see consult the Smith College news release or the Poetry Center website.

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.

The author of two collections, Levin is a rising star in the poetry world. In the Surgical Theatre received multiple first book awards, including the 1999 American Poetry Review/ Honickman First Book Prize, the John C. Zacharis First Book Award, the Witter Bynner Prize from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the PEN/Osterweil Award. Poet Robert Pinsky said the imagery in her second book, Wedding Day, was "satisfyingly clear...and excitingly inexplicable." Levin's third volume, Sky Burial, is due from Copper Canyon Press in the spring of 2011.

Levin was raised in the California Mojave Desert and holds a bachelor’s degree from Pitzer College and a master of fine arts degree from New York University. Among her many honors, she has received the Whiting Writers’ Award and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Library of Congress, the Rona Jaffe Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Her work has won several Pushcart Prizes and is widely anthologized. Levin teaches in the M.F.A. program at Warren Wilson College and holds the Russo Endowed Chair in Creative Writing at the University of New Mexico.

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Biography in Context
Includes an entry from Contemporary Authors, updated 2004. Also, over a dozen articles from magazine and journals.

Online Texts

Expanded Academic Index
Search by keyword for <Dana, Levin> to find or link to poems and reviews. Use SC Links  to connect to full text.

Internet Resources

Website Access
From the Fishouse: an audio archive of emerging poets - interviews and poems http://www.fishhousepoems.org
Poetry Foundation - biographical information and poems http://www.poetryfoundation.org/
Wikipedia - biographical information, works, awards, interviews and reviews http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/


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