Monday, April 20, 2009

Upcoming Reading: Alison Townsend

The Visiting Writers Series and Crab Orchard Review present a reading by Alison Townsend

Thursday, April 23, 2009
4 PM, SIUC Student Center
(Video Lounge, 4th Floor)

This reading celebrates the publication of Alison Townsend's new book, Persephone in America, published this year in the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry. The reading is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Old Main Lounge.

Alison Townsend is an associate professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She is the author of And Still the Music, What the Body Knows, and The Blue Dress: Poems and Prose Poems. Her poetry collection Persephone in America was selected by David Wojahn for a Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Award and was published in 2009 by Southern Illinois University Press.