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Distinguished Writers Series brings poet to campus

September 18, 2012 12:00AM

Pittsburg State University’s Distinguished Visiting Writers Series opens its 2012-2013 season on Tuesday, Sept. 25, with poet Allison Joseph. Joseph will read from her work at 8 p.m. in the Governors Room of the Overman Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Joseph is the author of six collections of poetry, including “What Keeps Us Here” and “My Father’s Kites.” She is also poetry editor of the Crab Orchard Review, and director of the MFA Program at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. In 2012, she was honored with the George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature by the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.

Following the reading, there will be a reception in the Heritage Room of the student center, where Joseph’s books will be available for purchase.

The Distinguished Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the PSU English Department and the Student Fee Council.

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