BRATTLEBORO -- Union Institute & University’s Brattleboro Academic Center will host a poetry reading with Chard DeNiord, Julia Crane and Lesle Lewis on Saturday from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Brattleboro Academic Center at 3 University Way.
Union alumnus Ben Mitchell, Union Institute & University professor, will host the reading. The event is part of an "Experience Day," where prospective students can sit in on various faculty seminars to observe. Optional information sessions on adult student concerns, financial aid and the application process will also be offered.
DeNiord is the author of four books of poetry, "The Double Truth" (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), "Night Mowing" (The University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005), "Sharp Golden Thorn" (Marsh Hawk Press, 2003), and "Asleep in the Fire" (University of Alabama Press, 1990). His book of essays and interviews with seven senior American poets titled "Sad Friends, Drowned Lovers, Stapled Songs, Conversations and Reflections on Twentieth Century American Poets" was published in December by Marick Press. He is the cofounder of the New England College M.F.A. program in Poetry and associate professor of English at Providence College. He lives in Putney.
Crane is an affiliate professor of liberal studies at the Vermont Academic Center of Union Institute & University. Crane’s poems have appeared in many journals and publications. She holds an MFA from the Bennington
Lewis’ latest book, "lie down too," is the winner of the 2010 Beatrice Hawley Award. Her previous collections include "Small Boat" (winner of the 2002 Iowa Poetry Prize) and "Landscapes I & II" (winner of the Alice James Books New York/New England Prize). She is a professor of English at Landmark College.
For more information, contact the Brattleboro Center at 802-257-9411 or brattleborocenter @myunion.edu.