Poet Dorianne Laux will give a free public reading from her works at Ithaca College on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 5:30 p.m. in the Campus Center’s Clark Lounge. Her presentation is part of the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series.
Laux is the author of several poetry collections, including “What We Carry,” which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; “The Book of Men,” which was awarded the Paterson Prize; and “Facts about the Moon,” winner of the Oregon Book Award and a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. She is the co-author of “The Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry.”
Laux teaches poetry at North Carolina State University and is a founding faculty member of Pacific University’s Low Residency MFA Program. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Sponsored by the Department of Writing, the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series brings writers to the Ithaca College campus to offer a public reading and participate in a workshop that allows IC students a unique opportunity to learn from some of America’s foremost writers. For more information, visit Ithaca.edu/dvw.