Monday, June 13, 2011

On Sunday June 19, at 2pm former UW-Madison English professor Heather Dubrow and former two-time Wisconsin poet laureate Marilyn Taylor will be reading at Avols Books.

Heather Dubrow, who taught at UW-Madison for 19 years,where she was the Tighe-Evans Professor and John Bascom Professor, is currently the John D. Boyd, S.J., Chair in the Poetic Imagination at Fordham University and director of the Poets Out Loud reading series. The author of two chapbooks of poetry, she has just brought out the collection of poetry from which she'll be reading, "Forms and Hollows," published by Cherry Grove Collections. Her poems have appeared in Poetry International, Prairie Schooner, Southwest Review, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. Wearing her other hat, that of literary critic, she is the author of six scholarly books, most recently The Challenges of Orpheus: Lyric Poetry and Early Modern England.

Marilyn Taylor, Poet Laureate of Wisconsin for 2009 and 2010, is the author of six collections of poetry. Her work has also appeared in The American Scholar, Poetry, The Formalist, First Things, Measure, and many other journals and anthologies. She is currently a Contributing Editor for The Writer magazine, where her columns on craft appear bi-monthly. Marilyn teaches regularly for the Honors College at UWM, Redbird Studios in Milwaukee, Lawrence University's Bjorklunden Seminar Center in Baileys Harbor, and Allwriters Studio in Waukesha. Marilyn was also the Poet Laureate of Milwaukee in 2004 and ‘05.

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