Paul Engle Poetry Reading
Thursday, April 10
Kesler Auditorium (first floor Hickok Hall)
Please join distinguished poet Pimone Triplett for Coe College’s annual Paul Engle Writers Series poetry reading Thursday, April 10, at 7:00 p.m. in Kesler Auditorium (first floor of Hickok Hall). Triplett, who has been described in the pages of The New Yorker as a poet “of complex surfaces and elegant ideas,” will read new work as well as from her three collections of poetry. She will also participate in a question and answer discussion exploring her poetry, the writing process, identity, editing, and much more with Assistant Professor of English, Nick Twemlow. The reading is open to the public and a reception will follow the event.
About the Paul Engle Writers Series Poetry Reading
The Coe English Department sponsors an annual poetry reading commemorating Paul Engle, a Coe graduate, past director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and co-founder with Nieh Hualing of the International Writing Program. In the spirit of Paul Engle’s mentoring of young writers, Coe brings a distinguished poet to campus each year for a reading and an informal meeting with students.
Pimone Triplett’s most recent collection of poems is Rumor. She is also the author of The Price of Light, and Ruining the Picture, as well as co-editor of the essay anthology, Poet’s Work, Poet’s Play. A recipient of the Larry Levis Poetry Prize and the Hazel Hall Poetry Prize, her poems have appeared in journals such as Poetry, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Denver Quarterly, Iowa Review, Canary and many others. Noted in The New Yorker as a poet of “of complex surfaces and elegant ideas,” her work has been widely anthologized, appearing in W.W. Norton’s Language for a New Century, Legitimate Dangers and Asian American Poetry, the Next Generation, among others. Her MFA is from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. She teaches in the University of Washington MFA program and lives in Seattle with her husband and son.
Also note the following upcoming events (2 on the same day!):
Creative Writing Senior Reading
Thursday, April 17 at 4 p.m.
Featuring Mirah Bolender, MJ Eyzaguirre, Rashad Harris, Courtney Marti, Jordan Miller and Lea Mislevy
A reading featuring the award-winning poet (and Cedar Rapids native) Sarah Lindsay
Co-sponsored by the Coe College English Department and New Bo Books
Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at CSPS
1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Book signing to follow at New Bo Books
Creative Writing Reading
Tuesday, April 22 at 4 p.m.