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Celebrate National Poetry Month with Texas Poet Laureates Dean Young and Rosemary Catacalos

Thu, April 10, 2014 | PCL UFCU Room

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Texas Poet Laureates Dean Young and Rosemary Catacalos

Dean Young, 2014-15 Texas Poet Laureate, and Rosemary Catacalos, 2013-14 Texas Poet Laureate, will read from their work and discuss the role of poetry in our daily lives.

Dr. Lisa L. Moore, poet and poetics scholar, will introduce the poets and facilitate the discussion as well as a brief Q&A.

UT Design students are creating poetry broadsides (graphic-designed posters of a poem and representative artwork) for poems donated by Young and Catacalos. We will distribute free copies of the broadsides to the first 75 people at the event. Catacalos’ and Young’s recent books will be available for purchase.
A program of the UT Libraries Ruth Stephan Poetry Collection

Sponsored by UT English Department, New Writers Project, and University of Texas Libraries
Co-sponsored by Michener Center for Writers, Humanities Texas, Texas Commission on the Arts, UT Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, UT Design Program, Red Salmon Arts/Resistencia Books
This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities
Dean Young, 2014-15 Texas Poet Laureate, holds the William Livingston Chair of Poetry at the University of Texas-Austin. He has received awards for his poetry including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Levinson Prize, the Colorado Poetry Prize, a Wallace E. Stegner Fellowship, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award, and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems are regularly selected for the Best American Poetry annual series. He holds a BA in English and an MFA in creative writing, both from Indiana University.
Rosemary Catacalos, 2013-14 Texas Poet Laureate, has received awards for her poetry including the Texas Institute of Letters Poetry Prize, the Dobie Paisano Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowship, the Stegner Creative Writing Fellowship, and the Macondo Foundation’s Elvira Cordero Cisneros Award. Her poetry has appeared in literary magazines including Southwest Review, The Progressive, and Parnassus: Poetry in Review. She has directed arts programs including the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, the Poetry Center/American Poetry Archives at San Francisco State University, and Gemini Ink, a literary arts center in San Antonio.
Lisa L. Moore is Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. Her recent books include Sister Arts: The Erotics of Lesbian Landscapes (Minnesota, 2011), the collection, co-edited with Omi Osun Jones and Sharon Bridgforth, Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic: Art, Activism, Academia, and the Austin Project (Texas, 2010), and the collection, co-edited with Joanna Brooks and Caroline Wigginton, Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolution (Oxford, 2011). Her poems have appeared in Broadsided, Sinister Wisdom, Lavender Review, and other journals, and she won the Museum of Fine Arts-Houston Art/Lines Juried Poetry Competition in 2012.

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