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Poet Kirstin Hotelling Zona to Read at UMM on August 1

Added on: July 18, 2012

Kirstin ZonaMACHIAS, Maine – The Maine Writers Series at the University of Maine at Machias will host a poetry reading by Kirstin Hotelling Zona at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1. The reading will take place in the UMM Art Galleries, located in Powers Hall.

Zona will read from her latest collection of poems, Drift. The chapbook, published in November 2011, was a semi-finalist in the Finishing Line Press Open Book Competition.

Zona’s poems have appeared most recently in such literary journals as the Southwest Review (Stover Prize), Cincinnati Review, Georgetown Review, Mississippi Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Columbia, and Poet Lore. She is editor of the Spoon River Poetry Review, as well as the author of a book of criticism, Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, and May Swenson: The Feminist Poetics of Self-Restraint (Michigan UP), and editor of Dear Elizabeth: Five Poems and Three Letters from May Swenson to Elizabeth Bishop (Utah State UP). She has published numerous essays on contemporary poets and poetics in journals such as Modernism/Modernity, Twentieth Century Literature, and ISLE.

Zona lives with her husband and two children in Maine and in Illinois, where she is co-host of Poetry Radio on WGLT, the local National Public Radio affiliate. She is an associate professor of English at Illinois State University.

The poetry reading is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Robert Froese at 483-2858.


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