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N.C. Poet Laureate, Cathy Smith Bowers, Speaks on Campus Nov. 21

November 14, 2011

Category: English, Events


The Center for Faith and the Arts will hold its annual Colloquy on Monday, November 21, at 7:00 p.m. in Tom Smith Auditorium on the Catawba College campus. Co-sponsored by Catawba's English Department, the Colloquy will feature Cathy Smith Bowers, North Carolina's Poet Laureate.

From 1983-2004, Smith Bowers taught English at Queens University in Charlotte, where she also served as Director of Composition and Poet-in-Residence. She is currently on the faculty for Queens's M.F.A. in Creative Writing Program, UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program, and Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C.

Her poems have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Georgia Review, Poetry, The Southern Review and The Kenyon Review. She is the author of four books: The Love that Ended Yesterday in Texas (inaugural winner of the Texas Tech University Press First Book Competition, 1992); Traveling in Time of Danger (Iris Press, 1999), A Book of Minutes (Iris Press, 2004), and The Candle I Hold Up to See You (Iris Press, 2009). Her book of selected poems, Like Shining from Shook Foil, was published in 2010 by Press 53.

Smith Bowers' presentation will be following by a reception in the Ketner Hall Atrium. BothEvents are free and open to the public.


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