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Nov. 11, 2004

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Poet Jeff Hardin will give a reading of his works Sunday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University.

This third annual Drew Darrow Memorial Reading is sponsored by the Drew Darrow Memorial Fund, the Association for the Arts, the Stadler Center for Poetry, and the Writing Center at Bucknell.

Hardin's book of poems, Fall Sanctuary, won the 2004 Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize and will be published in December by Story Line Press. He has published two chapbooks, The Slow Hill Out and Deep in the Shallows.

His poems have been nominated several times for the Pushcart Prize and have appeared in West Branch, Ploughshares, The Formalist, Poem, and many other periodicals.

Hardin teaches at Columbia State Community College in Columbia, Tenn. He holds a bachelor's degree from Austin Peay State University and an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Alabama, where he twice received the Academy of American Poets Award.

The Drew Darrow Memorial Reading Series honors the memory of Andrew 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.

A reception and book signing will follow the reading which is open to the public without charge. For more information about this event, call the Writing Center at 577-3141 or see the Stadler Center for Poetry webpage at


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