Arizona author hosts free reading at Bernhard Center

Contact: Mark Schwerin
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KALAMAZOO--An accomplished poet from Arizona is coming to town next month to take part in the Western Michigan University Gwen Frostic Reading Series.

Barbara Cully, a longtime instructor at the University of Arizona and author of four books of poetry, will read from her works at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in Room 157 of the Bernhard Center. The reading is free and open to the public.

Cully has taught in the University of Arizona Department of English for 26 years. She is the author of two poetry collections from Penguin Books, "Desire Reclining" and "The New Intimacy," and two others from Kore Press, "Shoreline Series" and "That Place Where." A new collection, "Under the Hours," is forthcoming in May, while "Cully Selected Poems" is set for publication in 2013. Cully also is co-editor of two writing books, "Writing as Revision" and "Entry Points."

Cully has received fellowships from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and been Writer-in-Residence for the YMCA Writer's Voice. She also has taught at WMU's Prague Summer Program.

The Frostic Reading Series presents acclaimed creative writers from across the nation and beyond. Every year, a diverse range of readings that encompasses poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama attract both campus and off-campus audiences.

For more information, visit the Frostic Reading Series online.