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Award-winning poet to present reading March 23

March 10, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- Prize-winning poet Beckian Fritz Goldberg will present a reading from her work Thursday, March 23, at Western Michigan University.

Goldberg will read at 8:30 p.m. in Room 3512 of Knauss Hall. A reception will follow on the 10th floor of Sprau Tower and books will be available for sale by Athena Bookstore. The reading is sponsored by the Department of English and is free and open to the public.

She is the author of several volumes of poetry including "Body Betrayer," "In the Badlands of Desire," "Twentieth Century Children" and "Never Be the Horse," which won the 1999 University of Akron Poetry Prize. Goldberg's work has appeared widely in anthologies and journals, including the American Poetry Review, the Best of American Poetry 1995, Field, the Gettysburg Review, Indiana Review and the Iowa Review. She has been awarded the Theodore Roethke Poetry Prize, the Gettysburg Review annual poetry award and a Pushcart Prize. Goldberg, who has a master's of fine arts degree from Vermont College, directs the MFA Creative Writing Program at Arizona State University.

For more information, persons should contact Julie Stotz at (616) 373-9212.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 616 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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