Single Voice Reading Series to Feature Two Award-winning Authors
MEADVILLE, Pa. – April 9, 2010 – Two award-winning authors will give the final presentation in the 2009-2010 Single Voice Reading Series at Allegheny College. Robert Bernard Hass and Keith Taylor will read from their work at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, in the Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center. The program is free and open to the public.
Hass is the author of the poetry collection “Counting Thunder” and the book “Going by Contraries: Robert Frost’s Conflict with Science,” which was selected by the Association of College and Research Libraries as an outstanding academic title.
His poems and essays have appeared in journals including Poetry, Sewanee Review, Agni and the Kenyon Review. Hass has won an Academy of American Poets Prize, an Intro Journals Award from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, and a fellowship to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He is a professor of English at Edinboro University.
Keith Taylor is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, including “If the World Becomes So Bright” and “Guilty at the Rapture.” He is also co-translator of “Battered Guitars: Poetry and Prose of Kostas Karyotakis.”
Taylor has won awards for his work both in the United States and in Europe, including fellowships in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and in fiction from the Michigan Council for the Arts. He teaches at the University of Michigan, where he coordinates the undergraduate program in creative writing and directs the Bear River Writers’ Conference.
For more information about the Single Voice Reading Series, contact Associate Professor of English Christopher Bakken at firstname.lastname@example.org.