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Writers series brings acclaimed poet to PSU

October 28, 2011 12:00AM

Award-winning poet Geoffrey Nutter will read from his work at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov 3, at Pittsburg State University. Nutter's reading, part of the PSU Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, will take place in the Governors Room of the Overman Student Center. It is free and open to the public. A reception for Nutter will be held in the Heritage Room of the student center following his reading.

Nutter, an assistant professor of creative writing at New York University, is the author of three books, "A Summer Evening," winner of the Colorado Prize, "Water's Leaves & Other Poems" and "Christopher Sunset." His poems have been widely anthologized, including in "The Best American Poetry," "The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries" and "Isn't It Romantic: 100 Poems by Younger American Poets."

Originally from California, Nutter has lived in New York for the past 18 years.

""I've worked as a museum guard at the Metropolitan Museum, as a school teacher in the Bronx, as a, well, some kind of office worker at MTV," Nutter said.

This is the third event in the 2011-2012 Visiting Writers Series, which brings nationally acclaimed authors, poets and writers to PSU. The series is sponsored by the English Department and the Student Fee Council.

For more information, call Lori Martin at 620-515-7240.

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