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Le Moyne College Hosts Poetry and Fiction Reading

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College will host a poetry and fiction reading on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 5:30 p.m. in the Reilley Room, located in Reilley Hall. Poet Martha Rhodes will read from "The Beds," her most recent collection. Poet and fiction writer Patrick Lawler will read from his novel "Rescuers of Skydivers Search Among the Clouds," which recently received the Ronald Sukenick/American Book Review Innovative Fiction Prize.

Martha Rhodes is the author of four collections of poetry: “At the Gate” (1995), “Perfect Disappearance” (2000, Green Rose Prize), “Mother Quiet” (2004) and “The Beds” (2012). Her poems have been published widely in such journals as Agni, Columbia, Fence, New England Review, Pleiades, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. She has also been anthologized widely. Rhodes has taught at Emerson College, New School University and University of California at Irvine. She currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

Patrick Lawler is the author of six collections of poetry and fiction: “A Drowning Man is Never Tall Enough” (University of Georgia Press, 1990), “Reading a Burning Book” (Basfal Books, 1994), “Feeding the Fear of the Earth” (Many Mountains Moving Press, 2006), “Underground” (Many Mountains Moving Press, 2011), “Rescuers of Skydivers Search Among the Clouds” (Fiction Collective Two, University of Alabama Press, 2012), and a collection of stories forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2013. In addition, Lawler has had poetry and fiction appear in over 75 journals, including American Letters & Commentary, American Poetry Review, Central Park, The Iowa Review, Ironwood, Many Mountains Moving, Shenandoah, Northwest Review, and Southern Humanities Review. Lawler is writer-in-residence in the creative writing program at Le Moyne.

The reading is free and open to the public. For more information, call (315) 445-4555.

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posted on: 1/15/2013