Leslie Marmon Silko and Benjamin Friedlander to read this week

November 15, 2010

This week we have two exciting readings on campus that we hope you can attend.

Benjamin Friedlander: Wednesday, November 17 at 5 p.m. in the Ortega Hall third floor reading room

Dr. Friedlander is author of five volumes of poetry, Citizen Cane (forthcoming, Salt), The Missing Occasion of Saying Yes (Subpress), A Knot Is Not a Tangle (Kruspkaya), Algebraic Melody (Zasterle), and Time Rations (O Books), two volumes of criticism, What Words Share: Essays on Poetry and Experience (forthcoming, Chax) and Simulcast: Four Experiments in Criticism (Alabama), and several chapbooks. He has edited the work of Robert Creeley, Larry Eigner, Charles Olson, and is currently editing that of David Melnick, and Ezra Pound. He has published critical essays in PMLA, The Emily Dickinson Journal, Poetics Today, Qui Parle, Postmodern Culture, Arizona Quarterly, and many other venues. He is Associate Professor of English at the University of Maine, Orono.

Leslie Marmon Silko: Thursday, November 18 at 7 p.m. in Woodward Hall

Leslie Marmon Silko discusses and signs her first full-length work of nonfiction, the memoir The Turquoise Ledge. For her first book in nearly ten years, Silko weaves personal history with mythology to create a unique narrative. This memoir is a beautiful series of observations from her daily walks through the Sonoran desert outside of Tucson, her personal revelations, and the compelling stories of the creatures that share the landscape with her.

Both events are free and open to the public. Please tell your students and your colleagues.

Melanie Unruh
Creative Writing GA and Reading Series Coordinator


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