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Poet Matthea Harvey Will Read From Her Works at Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY — Matthea Harvey, whose most recent collection of poems was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, will read from her works on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Ithaca College. Part of the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, her presentation will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Clark Lounge, Egbert Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Harvey is the author of the collections “Sad Little Breathing Machine” and “Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form.” Her most recent book, “Modern Life,” was called “a pleasure” by the “New York Times.” The review noted that Harvey is “willing to risk genuine failure, and her reward — our reward — is that richest and rarest thing, genuine poetry.”

Harvey currently teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence College. She has published a children’s book, “The Little General and the Giant Snowflake,” and served as poetry editor for “American Letters & Commentary” as well as a contributing editor to the magazines “jubilat” and “BOMB.”

For more information on the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, visit /hs/depts/writing/dvw/ or contact Jack Wang, assistant professor of writing, at 607-274-3493 or