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William Smith Alumna to Give Poetry Reading at HWS

In celebration of National Poetry Month, former William Smith student Jocelyn Emerson will return to campus to give a poetry reading.

March 26, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.—In celebration of National Poetry Month, former William Smith student Jocelyn Emerson will return to campus to give a poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in Coxe Hall Room 8 on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. A dessert reception will follow the reading. The event is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Emerson’s first book of poems, Sea Gate, has recently won the New York/New England Award from Alice James Books and will be published in September. Her poems have been previously published in major American literary magazines. Her work has been described as luminous and visionary, and as offering readers grandeur and consolation.

After attending William Smith, Emerson went on to receive a B.A. from Smith College and an M.F.A. at the Iowa Writers Workshop. She is currently assistant director of the Honors Program at Boston University.

For more information contact Deborah Tall, professor of English, at (315) 781-3364. This event is sponsored by Writers Reading at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

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