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New Harmony Writer's Residency to host two poetry readings

New Harmony Writer's Residency to host two poetry readings

6/12/2017 | University Communications
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The New Harmony Writer's Residency will host two poetry reading events featuring 2017 New Harmony Writer-in-Residence Kaveh Akbar on Thursday, June 15 in New Harmony. Both events will be free and open to the public.

Akbar will host "Mining the Poetic Unconscious", a public reading and workshop, at 1 p.m. at the Working Men's Institute Museum & Library. Akbar will be joined by Paige Lewis for a joint reading at 6:30 p.m. at Sara's Harmony Way.

Akbar's poems appeared recently or will appear soon in The New YorkerTin HousePloughsharesGeorgia ReviewPBS NewsHourAmerican Poetry ReviewNarrativeAGNINew England ReviewPrairie SchoonerVirginia Quarterly ReviewPoetry InternationalGuernicaBoston Review and elsewhere. His debut full-length collection, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, will be published by Alice James Books in the fall of 2017 and his chapbook, Portrait of the Alcoholic, is available through Sibling Rivalry Press.

Lewis is the 2016 recipient of The Florida Review Editors' Award in Poetry and is the author of the upcoming chapbook Reasons to Wake You, to be published by Tupelo Press. Her poems are forthcoming in American Poetry ReviewPloughsharesThe Massachusetts ReviewThe Georgia ReviewThe Iowa Review and elsewhere. Lewis currently serves as assistant editor at Divedapper and as assistant poetry editor of The Southeast Review. She lives and teaches in Tallahassee, Florida.

The events are made possible through the support of the University of Southern Indiana College of Liberal Arts, the Robert Lee Blaffer Foundation, the USI Foundation, and the USI Society for Arts & Humanities. For more information, contact Ron Mitchell, editor of Southern Indiana Review and SIR Press, at (812) 461-5202 or rmitchel@usi.edu.

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