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POETRY SOCIETY OF AMERICA’S PRIZE-WINNING POET CECILY PARKS TO READ AT PURCHASE COLLEGE APRIL 25, 2006

Date Released: 4/11/2006

Cecily Parks, one of the winners of the Poetry Society of America’s Chapbook Competition, will conduct a poetry reading at Purchase College on Tuesday, April 25. The reading begins at 8 PM in the Charles and Lilly Port Creative Writing Center, Room 2026A in the Durst Family Humanities Building. The reading is free and open to the public. For more information, call 914-251-6550.

Purchase College, State University of New York, is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY.

The poetry reading is part of a series in which the winners of the chapbook competition have been visiting the Purchase College campus this year to teach a class to students and hold a public poetry reading for the Purchase community. The visits are sponsored by the Royal and Shirley Durst Chair in Literature for Creative Writing.

Purchase College, State University of New York, is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY. For more information, call 914-251-6550.

“This is a groundbreaking partnership between Purchase College and the Poetry Society of America, one of America’s oldest and most respected organizations and a truly exciting venture,” said Catherine Lewis, Director of Creative Writing.  “Purchase students will have unique opportunities to interact with today’s leading poets.”

Cecily Parks was the recipient of the Margaret Bridgman Scholarship in Poetry for the 2005 Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference. Her poems have appeared in Five Points, The Paris Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Yale Review, and elsewhere.  She lives in New York City.