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Poet and Activist to Read at FSU for National Library Week
03/19/2007

The Lewis J. Ort Library at Frostburg State University will host poet Susan Tichy at 7 p.m. Friday, April 20, as part of its National Library Week celebration. The reading, which is free and open to the public, will take place on the library’s fourth floor, and is co-sponsored by the University Programming Council.

Susan Tichy’s new book “Bone Pagoda” is part of a larger body of work that explores war-torn geographies and war’s aftermath on a culture. As a protestor of the Vietnam War, Tichy met her future husband, a Vietnam War veteran, and her travels to Vietnam with him informed this latest work.

“The New York Times” has praised Tichy’s poems for their ability to “confront questions of nationhood, selfhood and the possible transcendence of both on a more inward and visionary plane.”

Tichy’s earlier books include “The Hands in Exile” (Random House, 1983) and “A Smell of Burning Starts the Day” (Wesleyan, 1988). She has won a Pushcart Prize and the Eugene Kayden Award and has taught in George Mason University’s Graduate Writing Program since 1988. When not teaching, Tichy lives in a “ghost town” in the southern Colorado Rockies, where she works to preserve open space and wildlife habitat. For more information about the event, call Jeff Maehre at (301) 687-4734.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

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