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Free reading at NMSU to feature Stephen Dobyns

New Mexico State University will host Stephen Dobyns, a Boston poet, as the final guest for La Sociedad para las Artes fall 2000 reading series. The reading will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 in Hardman Hall Room 106.



Author/poet Stephen Dobyns will read at NMSU on Dec. 1. The reading will be the final of Las Sociedad para las Artes fall 2000 readings.

Dobyns has published 10 books of poems, 20 novels and a book of essays. His most recent book of poems is "Pallbearers Envying the One Who Rides." His fourth book, "Black Dog, Red Dog" was a winner in the National Poetry Series. He has received a Guggenheim and three fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts, as well as numerous awards for individual poems including Pushcart prizes from Poetry magazine and the American Poetry Review. His novels have been translated into more than 15 languages.

Also reading Dec. 1 will be poetry graduate student Joey Nicoletti. He will read from his thesis. Nicoletti, who received his bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa, is in his third semester of graduate school.

Non-perishable food donations will be accepted at the reading for Casa de Peregrinos, a local food bank. For more information call the NMSU English department at (505) 646- 3931.

Photo is available at http://kiernan.nmsu.edu/newsphoto/dobyns.jpg.
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Maria C. Lucero
Nov. 27, 2000