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Prize-winning poet J. Allyn Rosser will read at Georgia Southern April 2

One of the decade’s most honored poets, J. Allyn Rosser, will visit Georgia Southern University Monday, April 2. She will talk informally and answer questions at 4 p.m. in Room 2209 of the Newton Building, and she will give a public reading of her poetry at 7 p.m. in the College of Education auditorium. Her presentation, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Department of Writing and Linguistics and the Georgia Poetry Circuit.

Rosser’s first book of poetry, ‘Bright Moves,” was published in 1990 by Northeastern University Press and won the Morse Poetry Prize. Her second book, ‘Misery Prefigured,” won the Crab Orchard Award and was published by Southern Illinois University Press in 2001. This fall her third book, ‘Foiled Again,” will be published as the winner of The New Criterion Magazine Poetry Prize, an award given to a book that pays close attention to poetic form.

Rosser earned her Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania, and she teaches in the creative writing program of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. She has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, Yaddo, Breadloaf, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She earned the Peter I.B. Lavan Award for Younger Poets from the Academy of American Poets, the Frederick Bock Prize, awarded by Poetry magazine, and a Pushcart Prize.

For more information about Rosser’s reading, contact the Department of Writing and Linguistics at 912-681-0739.

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