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Poetry Reading by Stefania Heim and Kristen Case
November 21, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
This Thursday, November 21, the New Writing Series presents a public reading by poets Stefania Heim and Kristen Case (NWS F’16) at 4:30pm in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE Space (Stewart Commons 104). The event will be introduced by Jennifer Moxley and followed by a question and answer session.
Stefania Heim is a poet, scholar, translator, editor, and educator. She is author of the poetry collections HOUR BOOK, chosen by Jennifer Moxley as winner of the Sawtooth Prize and published in 2019 by Ahsahta Books, and A Table That Goes On for Miles. Geometry of Shadows, her book of translations of metaphysical artist Giorgio de Chirico’s Italian poems, was published earlier this fall by A Public Space Books. Heim is the recipient of a 2019 Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts for her work on Giorgio de Chirico.
Kristen Case is a co-editor of 21 | 19: Contemporary Poets in the Nineteenth-Century Archive. She is also the author of American Pragmatism and Poetic Practice: Crosscurrents from Emerson to Susan Howe. Her first collection of poems, Little Arias, won the Maine Literary Award for Poetry in 2016, and her second collection, Principles of Economics, won the 2018 Gatewood Prize. She is also coeditor of Thoreau at 200: Essays and Reassessments and director of Thoreau’s Kalendar: A Digital Archive of the Phenological Manuscripts of Henry David Thoreau. She teaches at the University of Maine at Farmington, where she is director of the New Commons Project, a public humanities initiative sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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The UMaine New Writing Series was founded in 1999 and is sponsored by the English Department and the Center for Poetry and Poetics (formerly the National Poetry Foundation), with support from the Eaton Family New Writing Series Fund, the Lloyd H. Elliott Fund, the Milton Ellis Memorial Fund, the Honors College, and the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the IMRC, and to donors Allen and Sally Fernald, for use of the Fernald APPE space.
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