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Fanny Howe and Poet Laureate Billy Collins to read from work, Feb. 27

Collins, poet laureate of the United States, and Fanny Howe will read from their work in a program at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Collins began serving as poet laureate this past October. He has published seven collections of poetry, including "Questions About Angels," "The Art of Drowning," "Picnic, Lightning" and, most recently, "Sailing Alone Around the Room." His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review and The American Scholar. The recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, he is a Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College, City University of New York.

Howe's recent collections of poetry include "Selected Poems," "Forged," "Q," "One Crossed Out," "O'Clock" and "The End." She also is the author of several novels, short story collections and books for young adults. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Pushcart Prize for fiction, the National Book Award for fiction and the National Poetry Foundation Award. She is a professor of writing and literature at the University of California-San Diego.

The poets will be introduced by C.K. Williams, lecturer with the rank of professor in the Council of the Humanities and creative writing. The program is part of the Creative Writing Program's Althea Ward Clark Reading Series .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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