Sunday, January 24, 2010

Calendar Alert: Poetry at Dartmouth, Jan. 28

On Thursday, January 28, at 4 o'clock in the Sanborn Library, Sanborn House, Dartmouth  College,  poets Nomi Stone (Dartmouth '03) and Michael Leong ('00) will read from their work. Nomi Stone has a Master's in Middle Eastern Studies from Oxford University,  and was a Fulbright Scholar in creative writing in Tunisia. She is currently a PhD candidate in Cultural Anthropology at Columbia University. Her first book of poems, "Stranger's Notebook" (TriQuarterly Books, 2008) chronicles her time living in one of the last cohesive Jewish communities in North Africa. Michael Leong's poetry career began in the sixth grade, when he won his first and only poetry prize — for a haiku about a snake. Since then, he has received degrees from Dartmouth College, Sarah Lawrence College, and Rutgers University, and has published poems in journals such as "Bird Dog," "jubilat," "Marginalia," "Opium Magazine," "Pindeldyboz," and "Tin House." He is the author of "I, the Worst of All" (blazeVOX Books, 2009), a translation of the Chilean poet Estela Lamat; and "e.s.p." (Silenced Press, 2009), a collection of his own poetry. He currently lives in New York City. All are invited to this reading, which is sponsored by the English Department/Creative Writing's Poetry and Prose series and which will be followed by light refreshments. Directions here.

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