Once again, A Cappella is proud to be the bookseller for Poetry at Tech. This year's schedule has just been announced, and it all begins next Thursday night, September 29 with Stephen Dobyns and Cynthia Cruz. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required. STEPHEN DOBYNS has published thirteen books of poems, twenty novels, two books of essays on poetry and a book of short stories (Eating Naked, Holt / Metropolitan, 2000). His most recent book is a book of essays Next Word, Better Word published by Palgrave, in April 2011. Copper Canyon published his most recent book of poems, Winter's Journey, in May 2010. His most recent novels are Boy in the Water (Holt / Metropolitan, 1999) and The Church of Dead Girls (Holt / Metropolitan, 1997). Ten of his novels form a series of mysteries set in Saratoga Springs, NY. His first book of poems, Concurring Beasts, was the Lamont Poetry Selection for 1972 of the Academy of American Poets. His fifth book, Black Dog, Red Dog, was a winner in the National Poetry Series. His sixth book, Cemetery Nights, received the Poetry Society of America's Melville Cane Award in 1987. Dobyns has received a Guggenheim and three fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts, as well as numerous awards for individual poems including Pushcart prizes and prizes from Poetry and the American Poetry Review. Poems have been selected by Best American Poems and about forty have appeared in various anthologies. Two of his novels, Cold Dog Soup and The Two Deaths of Senora Puccini have been made into films and another novels is currently under option. His novels have been translated into more than twenty languages. Two of his short stories have been selected for Best American Short Stories, in 1995 and 2000, and two others were published in the Pushcart Anthology. Eating Naked was also selected as the best book of short stories of the year by the Southern Review. Dobyns has written more than fifty book reviews for such newspapers as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune and the Boston Globe. He has published more than thirty essays and introductions in various books and anthologies, most recently "The Titicut Follies as Comedy" in Writers at the Movies (HarperCollins, 2000). He has taught at more than a dozen colleges and universities including the University of New Hampshire, Boston University, the University of Iowa and in the MFA Program at Warren Wilson College, Syracuse University, Emerson College and Sarah Lawrence. He was a general assignment reporter for the Detroit News and has been a contributing writer for the San Diego Reader from 1995 to 2009, having written over thirty cover articles in the Reader. CYNTHIA CRUZ's poems have been published in the New Yorker, Paris Review, Boston Review, American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review and others. Her first collection of poems, RUIN, was published by Alice James Book. Her second collection, The Glimmering Room, is forthcoming from Four Way Books. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and was the Hodder Fellow in Poetry at Princeton for the year 2010-2011. (jasbro)
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