MARQUETTE - Poet Mary Ann Samyn will give a public reading at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Peter White Public Library.Samyn is the author of three poetry collections. They include Rooms by the Sea, winner of the 1994 Kent State University Press/Wick Chapbook prize; Captivity Narrative, winner of the 1999 Ohio State University Press/The Journal prize; and, more recently, Inside the Yellow Dress, a 2001 New Issues Press/Green Rose selection. Her poems have appeared in such publications as Field, Denver Quarterly, Kenyon Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Mississippi Review, the anthology American Poetry: The Next Generation. A 2001 Creative Artist Grant recipient from ArtServe Michigan, Samyn currently teaches at Kirtland Community College. The Northern Michigan University Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing and Passages North literary magazine are sponsoring her presentation.