March 22, 2012

Poet Terris Gives Reading at NMU

            MARQUETTE, Mich.—Poet Susan Terris, winner of the 2012 Louis Hammer Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, will be the next visiting writer at Northern Michigan University. She is scheduled to read from her latest full-length poetry book, The Homelessness of Self, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 2, in the Nicolet/Cadillac rooms of the University Center. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow. The public is invited free of charge.

            Terris’ other poetry books include Contrariwise, Natural Defenses, Fire is Favorable to the Dreamer, Poetic License and Eye of the Holocaust. Her work has appeared in many publications, including Pushcart Prize XXXI. She also has won prizes from the Florida Review, Missouri Review, Salt Hill andSpoon River, along with the Faulkner/Wisdom Poetry Award and the Ann Stanford Award. 

For seven years with CB Follett, Terris edited RUNES, A Review of Poetry. She now edits Spillway Magazine and is poetry editor for Pedestal Magazine and In Posse Review. Terris previously worked in the field of children’s books, with 21 titles—mostly young adult fiction—to her credit.

The reading is sponsored by the master of fine arts and master of arts degree programs in creative writing in NMU’s English department and by Passages North literary magazine. For more information, call Beverly Matherne, director of the visiting writer’s program, at 227-2711.



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Kristi Evans
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