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Mary Ruefle Gives Reading at Hobart and William Smith

Widely published poet talks about her writing process and shares her work

(Feb. 20, 2004) GENEVA, N.Y.–Award-winning poet Mary Ruefle will give a reading at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Tuesday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library. Her visit to campus begins with a question-and-answer session at 4:45 p.m. in Gulick Hall, Room 100.

Both events are free and open to the public. A dessert reception follows the evening reading.

The author of seven books of poems, including “Cold Pluto,” “Post Meridian” and “Among the Musk Ox People,” Ruefle also has been published widely in magazines. Her collection “The Adamant” won the Iowa Poetry Prize, and her work has twice appeared in the “Best American Poetry” anthology series, in 1997 and 2001.

Ruefle has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment from the Arts, the Whiting Foundation and the Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Massachusetts and teaches in the M.F.A. program at Vermont College.

Ruefle's visit, co-sponsored by Writers Reading and the Faculty Speakers Fund, is funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant from The New York State Council on the Arts.

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