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Feb. 18, 2005

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Noted poets Tina Barr and Kimiko Hahn will read from their works Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall. The reading is part of Bucknell University's 2004-05 Stadler Center Writers Series.

Barr is the author of The Gathering Eye, a book of poetry that won the Editors Prize at Tupelo Press out of a group of more than 1,000 manuscripts, as well as three award-winning chapbooks.

The recipient of a doctorate from Temple University and fellowships from the NEA, MacDowell Colony and other organizations, she is associate professor of English at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. ,where she also directs the creative writing program.

Hahn is known for several award-winning collections, most recently The Artist's Daughter. She has received a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award and an Association of Asian American Studies Literature Award.

Her current projects include a film script inspired by the stills of a fashion photographer and a collection of poetry and prose, largely utilizing the classical Japanese forms tanka and zuihitsu. She is the recipient of a master's degree from Columbia University and professor of English at Queens College-CUNY.

Admission to this and all Stadler Center events is free and open to the public. For more information, call 570-577-1853 or visit the Stadler Center website:


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