PLEASANTVILLE – Poets Kevin Pilkington, Rafael Campo and Molly Peacock will read from their works at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 25, Thursday, October 17, and Wednesday, November 6 respectively, at Pace University’s Kessel Campus Center, 861 Bedford Rd. (Rte. 117/Campus Entrance 3). The readings are free and open to the public and will be followed by discussion and book signing.
Kevin Pilkington’s book Spare Change was the 1997 La Jolla Poets Press National Book Series Award Winner. He has published four collections of poetry; the latest chapbook Getting By won the 1996 Ledge Prize. His work has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Boston Review, Iowa Review, and other journals. He is on the writing faculty at Sarah Lawrence College and teaches at the New School for Social Research.
Rafael Campo is the author of three books of poetry: Diva (Duke University Press, 1999), which is a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; What the Body Told (1996), winner of a Lambda Literary Award; and The Other Man Was Me: A Voyage to the New World (1994), winner of the National Poetry Series 1993 Open Competition. The Poetry of Healing (W. W. Norton, 1996), his collection of prose, also received a Lambda Literary Award for Memoir. He is a practicing physician at Harvard Medical School and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
Molly Peacock has published four collections of poetry: And Live Apart (University of Missouri Press, 1980), Raw Heaven (Random House, 1984), Take Heart (Random House, 1989), and Original Love (W.W. Norton), as well as a literary memoir that examines a woman’s life choices, Paradise, Piece by Piece (Riverhead and McClelland & Stewart, 1998). Her poems appear in The Best of the Best American Poetry (Simon & Schuster, 1998) as well as in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Nation, The New Republic, Poetry, and other magazines.
The poetry readings are sponsored by Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts & Sciences and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Further assistance comes from the Dyson College Society of Fellows. Mr. Campo’s reading is co-sponsored by the Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS).
For more information contact Jane Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the English and Communications Department. Phone: (914) 773-3737.
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