National poetry winners to read April 16

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - National Poetry Series winners Nadine Meyer and Steve Gehrke will read from their work April 16 at Gettysburg College.

The 8 p.m. reading will take place in the College Union Building's Junction located along West Lincoln Avenue. For more than 20 years, the National Poetry Series has discovered many new and emerging voices, and has helped to launch the careers of several poets and writers. Meyer will read from her first collection of poetry, "The Anatomy of Theater," and Gehrke will read from "Michelangelo's Seizure." Both Meyer and Gehrke will join the Gettysburg College faculty next year.

Meyer received degrees from John Hopkins University, George Mason University and University of Missouri. Her poems have appeared in many literary magazines and received a Pushcart Prize and New Letters Poetry Prize. She taught creative writing at the University of Missouri, Seton Hall University and currently holds the Emerging Writer Lectureship at Gettysburg College.

Gehrke authored "The Pyramids of Malpighi," winner of the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry, and "The Resurrection Machine," winner of the John Ciardi Prize. He received a Pushcart Prize, Faulkner-Wisdom Prize for Poetry and National Endowment for the Arts grant. His latest work has appeared in the Yale Review, Slate, Kenyon Review, Virginia Quarterly Review and others. Gehrke served as poetry editor for the Missouri Review and is an English professor at Seton Hall University.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with approximately 2,600 students. It is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832.

 

Issued: 4/11/08

By: Justin Brower, class of 2010 

Posted: Mon, 14 Apr 2008

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