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Writer, Visiting Professor Jacobs to Offer Poetry Reading at FSU

Bruce A. Jacobs, poet, author and visiting writer at Frostburg State University for spring 2003, will read his poetry on Tuesday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cordts Physical Education Center Leake Room. Included will be new poetry as well as poems from his 1997 book Speaking Through My Skin, which won the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Prize. The event is free and open to the public.

Jacobs is also the author of the nonfiction book Race Manners: Navigating the Minefield Between Black and White Americans, and he was the keynote speaker at FSU's 2001 Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation.

Jacobs travels regularly to campuses and communities across the nation giving readings and speaking about racial politics. He is a Harvard graduate whose writing has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, African-American Review, American Writing, Atlanta Review, Many Mountains Moving and many other journals and anthologies. He is a native of Rochester, N.Y., and now lives in Baltimore. This semester he is teaching poetry at FSU as part of the creative writing curriculum.

For more information, contact the FSU English Department 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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