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Spring Frostic Series begins with poet Carl Phillips

Feb. 13, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Poet Carl Phillips offers the first reading in the Gwen Frostic Reading Series for spring semester beginning at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, in the Little Theatre. All readings in the series are open to the public free of charge.

Phillips is the author of numerous books of poetry, most recently "Quiver of Arrows: Selected Poems 1986-2006" and "Riding Westward" (2006). His collection "The Rest of Love" (2004) won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Foundation Poetry Prize and the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Male Poetry, and was a finalist for the National Book Award.

His other books include: "Rock Harbor" (2002); "The Tether" (2001), winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; "Pastoral" (2000), winner of the Lambda Literary Award; "From the Devotions" (1998), finalist for the National Book Award; "Cortege" (1995), finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and "In the Blood" (1992), winner of the Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize.

Spring 2008 Frostic Reading Series

Monday, Feb. 18, poet Carl Phillips
Thursday, Feb. 21, poets David Keplinger and Heather Sellers
Monday, Feb. 25, playwright Lisa Kron at Epic Center Theatre*
Monday, March 17, novelist Kellie Wells
Thursday, April 17, novelist Paula Nangle and poet and essayist John Rybicki

*Due to a schedule conflict, the date and location of Lisa Kron's reading was changed to Monday, Feb. 25, at the Epic Center Theatre, 359 S.Kalamazoo Mall.

All readings are at 8 p.m. in the Little Theatre, which is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Street on Western Michigan University's East Campus. There is free off-street parking behind the theatre.

For more information about the Gwen Frostic Reading Series, contact Elizabeth Marzoni at elizabeth.s.marzoni@wmich.edu. To be added to the mailing list for reading series announcements, write to Becky Beech at rebecca.beech@wmich.edu and include your complete name and postal address.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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