Poets Diana Khoi Nguyen and Greg Wrenn will give a reading of their works Tuesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. in the Stadler Center for Poetry in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University.
The reading, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a book signing and reception.
A native of California, Nguyen earned her MFA from Columbia University, and is at work on her first book. Her poems and reviews appear in journals such as Poetry, Lana Turner, Kenyon Review, and West Branch, among others.
She has received the Fred and Edith B. Herman Award from the Academy of American Poets and Scotti Merrill Award from the Key West Literary Seminars, as well as three Bread Loaf Writers Conference scholarships, an Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Scholarship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and the Lucille Clifton Scholarship from the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley.
Named for a renowned author and 1954 Bucknell University alumnus, the Philip Roth Residency in Creative Writing offers time to writers working on a first or second book. In alternate years, the residency is awarded to poets and writers of prose (fiction or creative nonfiction.)
Wrenn, who is a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, is the author of Centaur (The University of Wisconsin Press, 2013). He has received the Brittingham Prize in Poetry and a Stegner Fellowship as well as awards from the Poetry Society of America and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.
His poems appear in The Best American Poetry 2014, The American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, The New Republic, and elsewhere. He is a native of Jacksonville, Fla.
Wrenn's reading is presented as part of the ongoing Drew Darrow Memorial Reading Series, which honors the memory of Drew Darrow, a 1986 Bucknell graduate. A student employee of Bucknell's Writing Center, Darrow later worked as an actor in New York City. He died in 1997.
The reading is co-sponsored by the Stadler Center for Poetry and the Writing Center, with support from Drew Darrow's family and friends.