UAFNews-L Poets to headline visiting writers series

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Poets to headline visiting writers series

CONTACT: Kirsten Pickard, 907-474-2417, kirsten.pickard

Poetry will be the focus of the Midnight Sun Visiting Writers Series readings this month. Poets Louise Mathias and Jeff Griffin will read from their respective works Friday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in the Wood Center Ballroom on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

English-born poet Louise Mathias is the author of three books — “Lark Apprentice” (2004), “Above All Else”, “the Trembling Resembles a Forest” (2010) and “The Traps” (2013). Her poems have appeared in journals such as Denver Quarterly, Triquarterly, Massachusetts Review, Crazyhorse, Epoch, Octopus, The Journal, The Offending Adam, Green Mountains Review, Slope, Verse Daily and many others. She lives in Joshua Tree, Calif. For a living, she works as a consultant in the federal grants and health policy fields.

Poet Jeff Griffin holds an master’s of fine art degree from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. An associate at Griffin Moss Industries Inc., he also operates the publishing house Slim Princess Holdings. He is the author of “Lost and” (2013), as well as the chapbooks “There’s Never Been a Day That Didn’t Require Knives Like These,” “7-9 January” (2010/11) and “I Miss You Very Much,” with Stephanie Goehring (2011/13). He lives around Nevada and teaches at Western Nevada College.

The Midnight Sun Visiting Writers Series is hosted by the UAF English Department and is sponsored by Jim Perrizo, Peggy Shumaker and Joe Usibelli, and Alaska Airlines.

Additional information is available by calling the UAF English Department at 907-474-7193.

MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Parker, 907-474-7193 or emparker2.

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