February 27, 2013

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Three Bucknell University alumnae will give a prose and poetry reading Tuesday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Stadler Center for Poetry in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell. The reading is free and open to the public.

Kimi Cunningham Grant, who received a Master of Arts degree from Bucknell in 2008, also studied at Messiah College and Oxford University. She is the author of a memoir, Silver Like Dust. Her poetry and prose have appeared widely in journals. She is a 2010 and 2009 winner of a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Prize in Poetry, a 2011 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship finalist, and a recipient of a 2009 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship in creative nonfiction. Grant will read from her prose.

K.A. Hays, who graduated from Bucknell in 2003, is the author of two books of poetry, Dear Apocalypse (Carnegie Mellon 2009) and Early Creatures, Native Gods (Carnegie Mellon 2012). Her poetry has appeared in Best American Poetry (2009 and 2011) and widely in periodicals and journals, and was recently adapted to film as part of the MotionPoems project. After earning an M.F.A. in fiction at Brown University, Hays served as a Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University and as 2011 Poet-in-Residence at the Frost Place. She is a visiting professor in the Bucknell English department.

Tyler Mills, who graduated from Bucknell in 2005, is the author of Tongue Lyre, which won the 2011 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award (Southern Illinois University Press). Her poems have received awards from Crab Orchard Review, Gulf Coast and Third Coast, and have appeared widely. She has received a Bread Loaf scholarship and a John Woods Scholarship from the Prague Summer Program. The recipient of an M.F.A in poetry from the University of Maryland, she is a pursuing a doctorate in creative writing at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

For more information on the series and programs of the Stadler Center for Poetry, visit http://www.bucknell.edu/stadlercenter, email stadlercenter@bucknell.edu or call 570-577-1853.

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