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Cathy Smith Bowers, Poet Laureate of North CarolinaNovember 18, 2010 8:00 PMSykes Auditorium
Admission is Free
The English Department Reading Series is honored to present North Carolina's poet laureate, Cathy Smith Bowers, who was appointed by Governor Perdue earlier this year. A faculty member of the Queens low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program, Cathy Smith Bowers now lives in Tryon, NC. But for many years, she served as poet-in-residence at Queens, and prior to that she was director of freshman writing in the English Department.
Her poems appear widely in publications such as The Atlantic Monthly, The Georgia Review, Poetry, The Southern Review and The Kenyon Review. She has authored four collections of poetry, including her most recent, "The Candle I Hold Up to See You" (Iris Press), and has received the J.B. Fuqua Distinguished Educator Award and the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Award, given by the North Carolina Poetry Society. Her reading will be followed by a reception and book signing. Queens cordially invites the campus and Charlotte community to celebrate this prestigious appointment.