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MFA Faculty Reading Series: Cathy Smith Bowers and Peter StittJanuary 5, 2014 8:00 PM - 9:00 PMKetner Auditorium, Sykes Hall, Queens Main Campus
Please join us for an evening with two of our MFA faculty members, who will read from their new work. Park Road Books will be on hand with books for sale.
Cathy Smith Bowers', a former NC Poet Laureate and long-time writer-in-residence at Queens, will read from new poems. Her poems have appeared widely in publications such as The Atlantic Monthly, The Georgia Review, Poetry, The Southern Review, and The Kenyon Review. She is the author of several collections of poetry: The Love That Ended Yesterday in Texas, Texas Tech University Press, 1992; Traveling in Time of Danger, Iris Press, 1999; and A Book of Minutes, Iris Press, 2004. The Collected Poems of Cathy Smith Bowers was recently published by Press 53.
Peter Stitt has been the editor of the Gettysburg Review since its founding in 1988 and is the author of the new collection of essays The Perfect Life and of two books about poetry, The World's Hieroglyphic Beauty and Uncertainty and Plenitude. His creative nonfiction appears in most issues of the Gettysburg Review under the heading "Editor's Pages." He has also published in the Georgia Review, Harper's, the New York Times Book Review, the Paris Review, and many other periodicals.
The Department of World Languages and the Center for Latino Studies present "Ixcanul" (translates roughly to "volcano" in the Mayan dialect of Kaqchikel). The plot underlines the conflict between a mother who wants to marry her daughter to a man she does not like. The young woman would prefer to run away with a boy she likes, and both of them would like to immigrate to the United States eventually. The film evidences the young woman's confrontation with the modern world-a plot point that is based on the real-life, ongoing exploitation of indigenous people in Guatemala. View Event
The Arts at Queens invites you to listen to Enrique Graf's piano concert. Graf has been described as "a master" (The Washington Post), "one of the best interpreters of his generation" (El Pais) and one who plays with "fiery virtuosity" (The New York Times). View Event