November 12, 2007

Poet Kyle Dargan

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Poet Kyle Dargan will give a reading Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University.

The reading, which is free to the public, is part of the Sixth Annual Drew Darrow Memorial Reading series at Bucknell.

Dargan is the managing editor of Callaloo and a member of the creative writing MFA faculty at American University in Washington, D.C.

His debut collection of poems, The Listening, won the 2003 Cave Canem Prize, and his poems and nonfiction have appeared in publications such as Denver Quarterly, The Newark Star-Ledger, Ploughshares, and Shenandoah.

His second collection of poems, Bouquet of Hungers, was recently published by the University of Georgia Press.

Dargan is a graduate of Indiana University's MFA in creative writing program, where he was a Yusef Komunyakaa Fellow and poetry editor at Indiana Review. He has received fellowships to attend the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets and Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, as well as a scholarship to attend The Fine Arts Work Center.

Drew Darrow Memorial Reading
The Drew Darrow Memorial Reading Series 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 Darrow Memorial Reading is co-sponsored by the Writing Center and the Stadler Center for Poetry, with support from Drew Darrow's family and friends. A reception and book signing will follow the reading.

Dargan also will participate in a Writers at Work session Wednesday, Nov. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 200G, Roberts Hall at Bucknell. Sponsored by the Writing Center, the Writers at Work brown-bag lunch series facilitates informal conversation between writers and interested members of the campus community and public.

For more information about these events, call the Writing Center at 577-3141.

Contact: Office of Communications

Posted Nov. 12, 2007