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FSU Center for Creative Writing Sponsors Poetry Reading by Chad and Jennifer Sweeney at Main Street Books

FSU Center for Creative Writing Sponsors Poetry Reading by Chad and Jennifer Sweeney at Main Street Books
The Frostburg State University Center for Creative Writing will present a reading by poets Chad and Jennifer K. Sweeney on Monday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Main Street Books at 2 E. Main St. in Frostburg. The reading is free and open to the public.

Chad Sweeney is the author of three books of poetry, “Parable of Hide and Seek,” “Arranging the Blaze” and “An Architecture.” He edited the anthology “Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sounds: The Teachers of WritersCorps in Poetry and Prose” and was co-editor of “Parthenon West Review.” His poems have appeared widely, including in “Best American Poetry” and “Verse Daily.” He holds a master’s in fine arts from San Francisco State University and is a doctoral candidate in literature and poetry at Western Michigan University, where he teaches poetry and serves as assistant editor of New Issues Press.

Jennifer K. Sweeney’s first book, “Salt Memory,” won the 2006 Main Street Rag Poetry Award; her second poetry collection, “How to Live on Bread and Music,” received the 2009 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, as well as the Perugia Press Prize. Nominated six times for a Pushcart Prize, her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including “Southern Review,” “Hunger Mountain,” “Crab Orchard,” “Spoon River” and “Passages North,” where she won the 2009 Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize. She was awarded a grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission and a residency from Hedgebrook. Sweeney holds a master’s in fine arts from Vermont College and serves as assistant editor for “DMQ Review.”

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