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Poet, environmentalist to read at R-MWC

11/18/2003 11:37:32 PM


LYNCHBURG, Va.—Ann Fisher-Wirth, winner of this year's Malahat Review Long Poem Prize for her poem "Olaus Magnus, Carta Marina," will read selections from her work at 8:00 PM, Wednesday, November 19th in the Alice Ashley Jack Room, in the Smith Memorial Building on the campus of Randolph-Macon Woman's College. The reading is free and open to the public.

Fisher-Wirth is the author of Blue Window and The Trinket Poems , a runner-up in the Quentin R. Howard Poetry Chapbook Competition, as well as a book on William Carlos Williams. She has also published numerous essays about twentieth-century American writers. Her poetry has appeared in The Southwest Review, Feminist Studies, ISLE, The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, The Georgia Review, and many other journals. A professor of English at the University of Mississippi, Wirth held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden last year. In addition, she is an environmental activist, a yoga teacher, and a practitioner of Reiki.

For more information on Fisher-Wirth's reading, or other readings at R-MWC, contact Jim Peterson, associate professor of English and coordinator of the creative writing program, at 434-947-8513.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations