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Noted poets to open fall reading series

9/6/2002 12:16:00 PM

    LYNCHBURG, Va. — Award-winning poet Sarah Kennedy, and her husband, R. T. Smith, will give a free public reading on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 8:00 PM in the Alice Ashley Jack Room of the Smith Memorial Building on the campus of Randolph-Macon Woman's College.

Kennedy is the winner of the 2001 Elixir Press Prize in Poetry for her work Flow Blue. Her newest collection, Double Exposure, is the winner of the Cleveland State’s open competition this year. Her poems and essays have appeared in Shenandoah, Prairie Schooner, and Crab Orchard Review. Kennedy is an assistant professor of English at Mary Baldwin College.

Smith is currently a finalist for the Library of Virginia Book of the Year Award. His books of poetry include, The Cardinal Heart, Trespasser, and Messenger. He, along with his wife, edited Commonwealth: Contemporary Virginia Poets, to be released by University of Virginia Press in 2003. Smith has received grants from Arts International, the National Education Association, the Virginia Council for the Arts, and the Alabama State Arts Council. Presently he edits Shenandoah for Washington and Lee University.

For more information on this reading or on the complete fall schedule, contact Jim Peterson at 434-947-8513.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations