Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sydney Lea Reading in Arkadelphia, AK September 20

September 20, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Arkansas Hall Big Stage
Henderson State University
Arkadelphia, AR

(also: free coffee & fancy cookies!)

Sydney Lea's ninth collection of poetry, Young of the Year was published by Four Way Books in April of this year. Lea was founder and, for thirteen years, editor of New England Review. Recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller and Fulbright Foundations, Lea was a poetry finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize. He has published a novel, A Place in Mind, and two collections of naturalist nonfiction. In 2011, he retired after forty-two years of teaching at various American institutions: Yale, Wesleyan, Middlebury and Dartmouth Colleges, and for thirteen years, the Vermont College MFA program. Lea is active in conservation efforts in Maine and Vermont, and is a longtime board member of Central Vermont Adult Basic Education.

This event is sponsored by the Ellis College Margin of Excellence Fund and the Office of Student Services.