Single Voice Reading Series Opens with Poets Annie Finch and Paula Bohince

MEADVILLE, Pa. – Aug. 28, 2008 – Award-winning poets Annie Finch and Paula Bohince will read from their work at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11 in the Tillotson Room of Allegheny College’s Tippie Alumni Center at Cochran Hall. The program, which is free and open to the public, is part of the college’s Single Voice Reading Series.

Annie Finch’s books of poetry include “The Encyclopedia of Scotland,” “Eve” and “Calendars.” She is also the author of “The Body of Poetry: Essays on Women, Form, and the Poetic Self” and has edited five anthologies of poetry and poetics. Finch is a professor of English at the University of Southern Maine and director of the Stonecoast low-residency MFA program in creative writing.

Paula Bohince grew up in rural Pennsylvania. Her first book of poems, “Incident at the Edge of Bayonet Woods,” was recently published by Sarabande Books. She has been awarded a “Discovery”/The Nation Award, the Grolier Poetry Prize and the Amy Clampitt Resident Fellowship. Bohince lives in Pittsburgh.

The Single Voice Reading Series is sponsored by the creative writing program of the Allegheny College Department of English. The series will continue with readings by Mylene Dressler on Oct. 21, David Mason on Nov. 13, Henri Cole on Feb. 12, Katherine Min on March 4 and Mark Doty and Paul Lisicky on April 14. All events in the Single Voice Reading Series are held in the Tillotson Room and begin at 8 p.m.