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La Sociedad para las Artes at New Mexico State presents poetry reading

Published poet Gray Jacobik will be featured in La Sociedad para las Artes' Spring 2003 Visiting Author Series at New Mexico State University Friday, Feb. 7.


ding will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Hardman Hall Room 106.

Jacobik is a professor of literature at Eastern Connecticut University in Willimantic, Conn., where she teaches courses in 19th and 20th century American and British poetry and creative writing. She is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Writing and an Artists' Fellowship from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. Her work has appeared in "Best American Poetry" in 1997 and 1999, "The Kenyon Review," "Poetry," "Ontario Review," "The Georgia Review," "Connecticut Review," "Ploughshares" and other publications.

Her poetry book, "The Surface of Last Scattering," published by Texas Review Press in 1999, was selected as the winner of the X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. "Brave Disguises" received the Associated Writing Program (AWP) Poetry Series Award for 2001 and was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2002. She also served as the Robert Frost Poet-in-Residence during the summer of 2002 at The Frost Place.

The reading is free and open to the public. Non-perishable food donations for Casa de Peregrinos will be accepted at the door.

For more information about the Visiting Author Series, contact Tim Staley at (505) 532-2074.