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Poets Arvio and Harvey to read, Feb. 21

Poets Sarah Arvio and Matthea Harvey will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Arvio is the author of two collections of poetry, "Sono" (2006) and "Visits From the Seventh" (2002). For the latter, she won the Rome Prize and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Poems in that volume also were awarded The Paris Review's Bernard F. Conners Prize and Poetry's Frederick Bock Prize. Arvio works as a translator for the United Nations.

Harvey is the author of "Sad Little Breathing Machine" (2004) and "Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form" (2000). Her third book of poems, "Modern Life," is forthcoming from Graywolf in 2007. Her first children's book, "The Little General and the Giant Snowflake," illustrated by Elizabeth Zechel, is forthcoming from Soft Skull. Harvey is a contributing editor to jubilat. She teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence College.

The event is part of the Althea Ward Clark Reading Series sponsored by the Program in Creative Writing.

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