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   Date: 11/19/13 Bookmark and Share

Alumna Poet Prize-Winners to Read at Smith

NORTHAMPTON, Mass.—Smith College will present readings by award-winning poets and recent Smith College alumnae Carolyn Creedon and Laurie Ann Guerrero at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, in Stoddard Hall Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

  Carolyn Creedon AC'06
  Laurie Ann Guerrero AC'08

Creedon, Class of 2006, and Guerrero, Class of 2008, both attended Smith as Ada Comstock Scholars and went on to earn master of fine arts degrees in creative writing.

Creedon’s work has been featured in the anthologies Best New Poets, You Drive Me Crazy: Love Poems for Real Life and The Best of the Best American Poetry: 1988-1997. She has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In 2010 she won the Alehouse Happy Hour Poetry Prize. She lives in Charlottesville with her husband and her dog.

Born and raised in Southside San Antonio, Guerrero’s poems focus on the lives and stories of hard-working women, delivering us to a place of potent ferocity that lies between worlds: languages, allegiances, spiritualities and ancestors. Guerrero’s first full-length collection, A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying, was selected winner of the 2012 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize by poet Francisco X Alarcon and released by the University of Notre Dame Press in 2013.

The reading is supported by the Program for the Study of Women and Gender and the Office of Alumnae Relations and will be followed by a book sale and signing. For further information, contact Jennifer Blackburn in the Poetry Center office at (413) 585-4891 or Ellen Doré Watson, Poetry Center director, at (413) 585-3368.

For disability access information or to request accommodations, call (413) 585-2407. To request a sign language interpreter specifically, call (413) 585-2071 (voice or TTY) or e-mail All requests must be made at least 10 days prior to the event.


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