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Nov. 6, 2002
OSWEGO -- Award-winning poet and author Joan Murray will discuss her craft at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, in Bell Auditorium, Room 213, Hewitt Union on the SUNY Oswego campus.
Murray served as editor of "Poems to Live by in Uncertain Times," an anthology reflecting on the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Her new collection of poetry, "Dancing on the Edge," joins three previous award-winning volumes of work. Murray's writings have also appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Ms., Harper's, The Nation and the New York Times.
As a poet, Murray has earned a National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship, a National Poetry Series prize and a Poetry Society of America Gordon Barber Award. The poet-in-residence at the New York State Writers Institute at the State University at Albany has been a repeat guest on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" and Public Radio International's "To the Best of Our Knowledge."
The public is invited to the presentation, which coincides with a "Living Writers Series" class taught by Brad Korbesmeyer, associate professor of English at SUNY Oswego. SUNY Oswego's College of Arts and Sciences sponsors this admission-free session.
Murray's visit to Oswego includes providing the keynote address at Arts and Culture for Oswego County's art auction fund-raiser on Saturday, Nov. 23, in the Sheldon Hall ballroom on campus.
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