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Prize-winning poet Alan Shapiro to read in Visiting Author Series

Prize-winning poet Alan Shapiro will be featured in La Sociedad para las Artes' Spring 2002 Visiting Author Series Friday, April 12. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in New Mexico State University's Hardman Hall Room 106.



Prize-winning poet Alan Shapiro will be featured in La Sociedad para las Artes' Spring 2002 Visiting Author Series Friday, April 12.

Shapiro has written eight books of poetry, including "The Dead, Alive and Busy," winner of the 2001 Kingsley Tufts Award from Claremont Graduate University, and three books of prose, including "Vigil," winner of the New England Booksellers Association's Discovery Designation.

The poetry editor of the Phoenix Poets Series at the University of Chicago Press from 1994 to 2000 and co-editor of "Greek Tragedy in New Translation" at Oxford University Press, Shapiro has just completed a translation of "The Oresteia," by Aeschylus, to be published this year.

He has taught in the master of fine arts creative writing programs at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and Northwestern University. He now teaches at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

New Mexico State University poetry graduate student Nathan Self will open the reading.

The reading is free and open to the public. For more information about the Visiting Author Series, contact program coordinator Robert Boswell at (505) 646-1968.

Photo is available at http://ucommphoto.nmsu.edu/newsphoto/shapiro_alan.jpg.
CUTLINE: Prize-winning poet Alan Shapiro will be featured in La Sociedad para las Artes' Spring 2002 Visiting Author Series Friday, April 12.

Erin Waldron
April 1, 2002