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Two Poets to Present Reading at FSU
03/18/2004

Two poets, Dennis Hinrichsen and Jan Beatty, will present a reading at Frostburg State University on Thursday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lane University Center Atkinson Room, 201. The event is free and open to the public.

Hinrichsen is the author of three books of poetry, "The Attraction of Heavenly Bodies" (Wesleyan), "The Rain That Falls This Far" (Galileo) and "Detail from the Garden of Earthly Delights" (University of Akron Press), which won the 1999 Akron Poetry Prize. A fourth collection, "Cage of Water," will appear from the University of Akron Press in 2004, as will a chapbook, "Message To Be Spoken into the Left Ear of God," from Mayapple Press. He has been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and two grants from the state of Michigan. His poems have appeared in "American Literary Review," "Black Warrior Review," "Crab Orchard Review," "Field," "Notre Dame Review" and "Passages North." His work has also been featured on the Poetry Daily and The Academy of American Poets Web sites and has been honored by "Carolina Quarterly" and "Poetry Northwest." He teaches at Lansing Community College.

Beatty is the author of "Ravenous," (State Street Press), "Mad River" (winner of the 1994 Agnes Lynch Starret Prize from University of Pittsburgh Press) and "Boneshaker" (University of Pittsburgh). Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals including "Nimrod," "Poetry East," "Seattle Review" and "Southern Poetry Review," and among her awards and honors are the Pablo Neruda Prize and a Pennsylvania Council for the Arts fellowship. A former social worker, she currently teaches at the University of Pittsburgh and is co-host of Prosody, a radio talk show featuring interviews and readings with/by contemporary poets and writers.

For more information, contact the FSU Department of English at (301) 687-4221.

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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