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Poet Keith Wilson to read at university library

Keith Wilson, professor emeritus and former New Mexico State University poet-in-residence, will read from his latest book of poems at New Mexico State University's Branson Library, 4th floor east, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 10. The free public reading is sponsored by the library's Rio Grande Historical Collections.



Poet Keith Wilson will read from his latest book April 10 at New Mexico State University's Branson Library.

Wilson is a New Mexico poet, born on the Llano Estacado. He grew up in Fort Sumner, Deming, Carlsbad, Alamogordo, Portland, Ore., and Albuquerque. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of New Mexico.

His newest book is "The Priesthood Quartet" (Las Cruces: Whole Notes Press). In addition to reading from that book, he will read poems from "Bosque Redondo: The Encircled Grove" and the unpublished manuscript "Fragments of a Forgotten War."

Wilson has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Border Book Festival, a National Endowment of the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, a D.H. Lawrence Creative Fellowship, a Senior Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship, a P.E.N. America Writing Grant, the Governor's Award for Excellence and Achievement in Literature, and New Mexico State University's Westhafer Award.

Copies of "The Priesthood Quartet" will be available for purchase at the reading. For more information call the Rio Grande Historical Collections at (505) 646-3839.

Photo is available at http://ucommphoto.nmsu.edu/newsphoto/wilson_keith.jpg.
CUTLINE: Poet Keith Wilson will read from his latest book April 10 at New Mexico State University's Branson Library.

March 22, 2002