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Le Moyne College Hosts Poetry Reading

<p>SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College will host a poetry reading by Marget Lloyd and Naomi Guttman on Tuesday, October 16, at 7 p.m. in the Reilley Room, located in Reilly Hall.<br /> <br /> Margaret Lloyd was born in Liverpool, England, to Welsh parents and grew up in a Welsh community in Central New York. She received a doctorate from the University of Leeds, England, and has published a book on William Carlos Williams’ poem “Paterson” (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press). Her first poetry book, “This Particular Earthly Scene,” was published by Alice James Books. She completed her second book, “A Moment in the Field: Voices from Arthurian Legend,” while on a fellowship at Hawthornden Castle, an international retreat for writers in Scotland. “A Moment in the Field” was recently published by Plinth Books. Presently, Lloyd chairs the humanities department at Springfield College, Massachusetts.<br /> <br /> Naomi Guttman was born and raised in Montreal, Canada, where her book, “Reasons for Winter,” (Brick Books, 1991), won the A.M. Klein Award for Poetry and was short listed for The League of Canadian Poets' Pat Lowther Memorial Award. She has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts (2000) and the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts (2002) as well as an Artist's Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts (2001). Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Southern Poetry Review, Connecticut Review, The Marlboro Review, The Malahat Review, The Emily Dickinson Awards Anthology, Rattapallax, River Styx, and Sad Little Breathings &amp; Other Acts of Ventriloquism, edited by Heather McHugh (PublishingOnline, 2001). She teaches English and creative writing at Hamilton College. Her second book, “Wet Apples, Wet Blood,” was published in the Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series of McGill-Queen's University Press in the spring of 2007.<br /> <br /> The reading is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the creative writing program, the Rev. Kevin G. O’Connell Professorship in the Humanities and Poets and Writers Inc. through a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.</p>
posted on: 10/4/2007