Reading by Poet Alice Fulton – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Reading by Poet Alice Fulton

National Poetry Prize winner will read from her poetry at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

February 10, 2003 GENEVA, N.Y.— Acclaimed poet Alice Fulton will give a poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, in Coxe Hall, Room 8, on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. A question-and-answer session will precede the reading, at 4:45 p.m., also in Coxe 8. The reading is free and open to the public, and it will be followed by a dessert reception and the opportunity to have books signed by the poet.

Fulton’s latest book, “Felt,” was recently awarded the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, awarded by the Library of Congress for the most distinguished book of poetry published in the past two years. Fulton has won numerous awards for her previous four books of poems, as well as a grant from the MacArthur Foundation. She is also valued for her critical essays, collected in the book “Feeling as a Foreign Language: The Good Strangeness of Poetry,” and for the way she incorporates scientific and mathematical ideas in her work. Her landmark essay, “Of Formal, Free, and Fractal Verse,” proposes the patterning of fractals as a way of understanding, and writing, post-modern poetry. Fulton recently joined the faculty of Cornell University.

Fulton’s reading is sponsored by Writers Reading and the Faculty Speakers Fund, and has been funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc., through a grant from The New York State Council on the Arts.

For more information, contact Deborah Tall, professor of English, at tall@hws.edu.

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