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October 25, 2013

Reading with Indiana's poet laureate Karen Kovacik

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue University Literary Reading Series presents a reading with Indiana's Poet Laureate, Karen Kovacik, at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 in the Krannert Auditorium, Room 140.

There will also be a question and answer session 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 in Stewart Center, Room 214D. Both events, sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program, are free and open to the public.

Kovacik is the author of several collections of poetry, including "Metropolis Burning," "Beyond the Velvet Curtain" and "Nixon and I." Her work as a poet and translator has received numerous honors, including the Charity Randall Citation from the International Poetry Forum, a fellowship in literary translation from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Fulbright Research Grant to Poland for her translations of contemporary Polish poetry. In 2013, her booklength translation of Agnieszka Kuciak's "Distant Lands: An Anthology of Poets Who Don’t Exist" appeared from White Pine Press, and in 2014, her anthology of Polish women poets, "Calling Out to Yeti," is also forthcoming from White Pine. 

News Service contact: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu 

Source: Rebecca McKanna, Visiting Writers Series coordinator, 319-400-9163, rmckanna@purdue.edu 

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