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WHAT:             CUA Winter Poetry Reading: Alicia Ostriker and Baron Wormser


WHEN:             5:15 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27


WHERE:           The Catholic University of America

                        Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room A

                        620 Michigan Ave., N.E.

                        Washington, D.C.


DETAILS:         American poet and critic Alicia Ostriker and Maine poet laureate Baron Wormser will read their works at CUA’s Winter Poetry Reading. Twice nominated for a National Book Award, Ostriker is the author of nine volumes of poetry, most recently “The Little Space: Poems Selected and New, 1968-1998.” Ostriker, who teaches English and creative writing at Rutgers University, is the author of two volumes on women’s poetry, “Writing Like a Woman” and “Stealing the Language: The Emergence of Women’s Poetry in America.” She is also the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Society of America, the Rockefeller Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 


Wormser, appointed poet laureate of Maine in 2000, is the author of six books of poetry as well as a guide for teaching poetry, “Teaching the Art of Poetry: the Moves.” A Baltimore native, Wormser moved to Maine in the early 1970s and worked as a librarian while also teaching poetry. He currently teaches in the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing of the University of Southern Maine and at the Robert Frost Place in Franconia, N.H. The 1996 recipient of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry, Wormser has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.


A book signing and reception will follow the reading, which is free and open to

the public. For more information about the event, call 202-319-5488.


SPONSORS:     School of Arts and Sciences

Department of English

Graduate Student Association


MEDIA:             To cover the event, contact Katie Lee or Chris Harrison in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.




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