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Madwomen Reading Series Presents: D.A. Powell
Carlow University  
11/09/2011 
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM  
Reading 
Poetry 
Carlow University's Division of Humanities, Creative Writing Program, and The Madwomen in the Attic 
$0.00
 
Description and Reader Names: Madwomen Reading Series Presents: D.A. Powell
Wednesday, November 9
Kresge Theatre, Grace Library
7:30 p.m. (book table at 7 p.m.)
Free and open to the public
Reception and book signing following the reading.

Born in Albany, Georgia, D.A. Powell received an MA at Sonoma State University and an MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His fourth book, "Chronic," won the prestigious Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the 2009 Northern California Book Award, and the 2009 California Book Award. He is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow. Powell is the author, along with the poet David Trinidad, of "By Myself, An Autobiography." His first three collections of poetry are "Tea" (1998), "Lunch" (2000), and "Cocktails" (2004). "Lunch" was a finalist for the National Poetry Series, and "Cocktails" was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry. Powell is known for his syntactically inventive, longer eight or ten-beat lines in poems that are often untitled. He has served as the Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard and has also taught at Columbia University and the University of San Francisco. Powell has been awarded the Lyric Poetry Award from the Poetry Society of America, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Paul Engle Fellowship from the James Michener Foundation. His poems have been featured in the Norton anthology "American Hybrid" (2009) and "Best American Poetry" (2008).
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Madwomen in the Attic Writing Workshops  
 
Short bio: The Madwoman in the Attic was Susan Gilbert's and Susan Gubar’s ground-breaking study of the 19th-century woman writer. The women of the Carlow Creative Writing Center have adopted this term with good humor and a healthy dose of irony. The Madwomen in the Attic workshops have more magic than madness in them, and they are designed to help women writers tap into their ability to communicate through poetry and fiction. Through small, supportive but intense workshops, women writers have the opportunity to test out their poetry and fiction with a group of like-minded and serious writers.  
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