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Nancy Eimers is next in Frostic Reading Series

March 4, 2011

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KALAMAZOO--A celebrated Western Michigan University poet will read from her works this month as part of the Gwen Frostic Reading Series at WMU.

Photo of WMU's Nancy Eimers.Dr. Nancy Eimers, professor of English, will read at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in Room 105 of the Bernhard Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Eimers' fourth poetry collection, "Oz," was published in January by Carnegie Mellon University Press. Her three previous collections are "A Grammar to Waking," published in 2006, "No Moon," published in 1997, and "Destroying Angel," published in 1991.

Eimers has been widely recognized for her work. She has received a Discovery Award, two National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships and a Whiting Writer's Award. Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and literary magazines. When not writing poems, she teaches creative writing at WMU and at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Other upcoming readings in the series are on March 31, with poet Richard Katrovas, and April 7, with poet Jerome Rothenberg. All readings start at 8 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

The series is sponsored by the WMU Department of English.

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Media contact: Mark Schwerin, (269) 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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