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Poet Nancy Eimers gives reading in Portage

Jan. 24, 2007

KALAMAZOO--A poetry reading by an award-winning Western Michigan University creative writing instructor will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Portage District Library, 300 Library Lane. English professor Dr. Nancy Eimers will read from her collection of 38 poems, "A Grammar to Waking."

Eimers is the author of two previous collections of poetry, "Destroying Angel," published in 1991, and "No Moon," published in 1997. The latter was chosen by Ellen Bryant Voigt as winner of the Verna Emery Prize.

Eimers has been the recipient of a Nation "Discovery" award, two National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing fellowships and a 1998 Whiting Writers Award. Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry By American Women, Best American Poetry 1996, Poets of the New Century, The New Bread Loaf Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, Paris Review, TriQuarterly, Field and Poetry Northwest.

Media contact: Deanne Molinari, (269) 387-8400, deanne.molinari@wmich.edu

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