Please join us in recognizing two of our distinguished poets, Professor Primus St. John and Professor Michele Glazer, this Thursday, December 2, 2010, beginning at 2:00 p.m. where they will read from their selected works.
Michele Glazer is the author of several works, including It Is Hard to Look at What We Came to Think We'd Come to See, which received the 1996 AWP Award in poetry. Her latest book, On Tact, & the Made Up World, was published this fall from the University of Iowa Press. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Oregon's Literary Arts, Inc., and the Regional Arts and Culture Council's (RACC) first Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature in 2001. She earned her MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and is currently the Director of PSU's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Graduate Program.
Primus St. John joined the PSU faculty in 1973 and at that time already enjoyed a national reputation as a fine poet. Since then he has published several collections of his poems, edited two anthologies, helped create the NEA-funded Poets in the Schools Program, won the Western States Book Award for Poetry (2000), and the Oregon Book Award for Poetry (1990). In 2000 he was a finalist for poetry for both the Oregon Book Award and the PEN West Award. Professor St. John has taught hundreds of students to write creatively and think critically.
The reading will take place in PSU's Browsing Lounge (Room 238) located on the second floor of the Smith Memorial Student Union and will be followed by a short reception where refreshments will be provided.