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College Hosts Visiting Poet Kathleen Graber April 15

April 7, 2010

Award-winning poet Kathleen Graber will present her work for Atlantic Cape Community College as part of National Poetry Month, 4 p.m., Thursday, April 15, in room A-110, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. The reading, followed by questions and a book-signing, is co-sponsored by Atlantic Cape's English department and the Instructional Resources Committee.

Graber is an assistant professor of English in the creative writing program at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her first poetry collection, Correspondence, was the winner of the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. In 2003 and 2009, Graber was the recipient of fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Also in 2003, she received a fellowship from the Rona Jaffe Foundation. More recently, Graber has been recognized as a Hodder Fellow in poetry at Princeton University and an Amy Lowell Traveling Scholar.

The Eternal City, Graber's second collection of poetry, will be released by Princeton University Press. Work from her new book has been recognized by The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, Blackbird, Gulf Coast, The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review and AGNI.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Elinor Mattern, (609) 343-4880, or