Award-winning alumna to share poetryworks

Award-winning poet Pamela Alexander ’70 reads from her works at Bates at 8 p.m. Jan. 15  in Chase Hall Lounge. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

A member of the creative writing faculty at Oberlin College, Alexander won the Yale Younger Poet award for Navigable Waterways in 1985. Her third book, Inland, won the Iowa Poetry Prize in 1997, and her second book, Commonwealth of Wings (Wesleyan/University Press of New England, 1991) is a sequence of persona poems recreating the life of John James Audubon.

Before joining the Oberlin faculty, Alexander taught at M.I.T and has taught on a visiting basis at the University of Iowa and Washington University in St. Louis.

The recipient of fellowships from the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, the MacDowell Colony, Ucross Foundation and the Fine Arts Work Center, Alexander has published work in the New Yorker, Atlantic, New Republic, Agni and Poetry. Her poetry has appeared in anthologies such as Poems for a Small Planet, The Wesleyan Tradition, Cape Discovery, The Fire Readings and Dog Music.

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