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Litapalooza Literary Festival April 7 - Guest Poet Michael Waters

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Michael Waters
3/24/2011 —

For the fifteenth year in a row, Distinguished Professor of English Adam Sorkin and the English Department will host the highly anticipated Litapalooza Literary Festival at Penn State Brandywine on Thursday, April 7, featuring poet Michael Waters.

The event offers students and guests an opportunity to hear from renowned poets and also to share their own creativity by reading, reciting, chanting, narrating, rapping or singing for their peers. The campus literary magazine, Penn in Hand, which features creative works by students, will be available at the free event, held in the Tomezsko Classroom Building lounge from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Waters’ books of poetry include Gospel Night (2011), Darling Vulgarity (2006)--a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize—and Parthenopi: New and Selected Poems (2001)--a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in various journals, including The Yale Review, The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, Poetry, The Georgia Review and Rolling Stone. He resides in Ocean, N.J. and teaches at Monmouth University and the Drew University Master of Fine Arts Program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation. Waters is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fulbright Foundation.

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