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Old Dominion University's Creative Writing Program will host Denise Duhamel as the Visiting Writer in Residence beginning Friday, March 4.

Professor of poetry at Florida International University in Miami, Duhamel will work primarily with poets enrolled in the graduate program in Creative Writing at ODU during her residency. She will also give a poetry reading and two craft lectures that will be open to the ODU community and the general public.

Duhamel has had her work read on NPR and was a featured poet on the PBS special "Fooling with Words," hosted by Bill Moyers. Her most recent poetry titles are "Two and Two" and "Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems." She has collaborated extensively with poet Maureen Seaton and has published three co-written books. Her poetry is also in several anthologies, including "Bum Rush the Page," "Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cefe," and "The Best American Poetry".

Schedule of Events:

Friday, March 4
Craft/Poetry Lecture
"Non-Traditional Forms: Chain Letters, Fortune Cookies, Personal Ads, Quizzes, and Other Quotidian Language as Forms for Poetry"
Noon, Batten Arts and Letters (BAL) room 921

Friday, March 18
Craft/Poetry Lecture
"Collaborative Poetry"
Noon, BAL room 921

Saturday, March 19
"Forms, Funky and Other: An Informal Panel on Generating New Poems," featuring Denise Duhamel, Tim Seibles, Luisa Igloria (if time allows, a short writing workshop may follow)
10-11:30 a.m., Room 100, Oceanography Building

Tuesday, March 22
Poetry Reading, featuring Duhamel and Joseph Harrision
7 p.m., Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center

For more information contact Luisa Igloria at (757) 683-3929 or ligloria@odu.edu.

This article was posted on: March 1, 2005

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