Visiting author to read from selected works

March 12th, 2009

Indiana University East will host visiting author, poet Denise Duhamel, for a public reading at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18 in Whitewater Hall, room 132. 

Duhamel’s work includes Two and Two, Mille et un sentiments and Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems. She is also the author of The Star-Spangled Banner, a work that was the recipient of the Crab Orchard Award, and Kinky.

She has read her work on NPR and, in the fall of 1999, was a featured poet on the PBS special Bill Moyers “Fooling with Words. ” She is part of the Academy of American Poets “Exhibit of Poets.”  Her work has also been included in The Unbearables;  Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café;  and The Best American Poetry.

Duhamel has collaborated with poet Maureen Seaton and published Oyl and Exquisite Politics.

She received a B.F.A. degree from Emerson College and a M.F.A. degree from Sarah Lawrence College. Duhamel teaches creative writing and literature at Florida International University and lives in Hollywood, Fla.

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