Poetry reading with Allison Funk set for Tuesday (March 10)

March 6, 2015  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Poet Allison Funk will be the featured reader for the Literary Reading Series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (March 10) in the Krannert Auditorium, Room 140 at Purdue University.

The event, sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program, is free and open to the public.

Funk is the author of five books of poems, including "Wonder Rooms." She has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and prizes from the Poetry Society of America and the Society of Midland Authors. Her poems have been included in "The Best American Poetry," "Paris Review," "Cincinnati Review," "Shenandoah," "Field," "The Beloit Poetry Journal" and other anthologies and journals. She has been awarded residencies to Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and Ragdale. She is a distinguished professor of English at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. 

Source: Rebecca McKanna, visiting writers series coordinator, rmckanna@purdue.edu 

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