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Arts@Night Program Features Poets Randall Horton, Vivian Shipley

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10/20/2011 9:44 PM
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 Randall Horton, Vivian Shipley, events Randall Horton (left), Vivian Shipley

October 13, 2011

WEST HAVEN, CONN.  – The University of New Haven Department of English and “Elm City Review” will host a reading featuring poets Randall Horton and Vivian Shipley in the UNH bookstore on Nov. 1 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

The reading is part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Arts@Night series.

Horton, assistant professor of English at UNH, is the author of “The Definition of Place” and the “Lingua Franca of Ninth Street,” both from "Main Street Rag." He is also the recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, the Bea Gonzalez Poetry Award, and most recently, a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Literature.

Shipley, a poet and professor of English at Southern Connecticut State University, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for her eighth book of poetry, “All of Your Messages Have Been Erased” published in 2010 by Southeastern Louisiana University. She won the 2011 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement and the Connecticut Press Club Prize for best creative writing.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 203-932-7256.

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