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Oni Buchanan plans poetry reading

As part of the HWS celebration of National Poetry Month, Oni Buchanan will offer a poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 17, in the Geneva Room.

A dessert reception will follow, and the reading will be preceded by a question and answer discussion from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. in Coxe 7.

Buchanan received a master’s degree in piano performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Virginia, and conducted three years of her music studies at the University of Iowa School of Music while pursuing an M.F.A. in poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

She has received numerous music awards and scholarships, and has performed recent solo recitals at several noted venues including the Baltimore Museum of Art series and the Harvard University Hall Concert Series.

Her second piano CD, “Portraits, Pictures & Prints for Piano,” a compilation of piano works inspired by the visual arts, features pieces by Couperin, Ginastera, Debussy, and Mussorgsky.

Buchanan also holds a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia. Her first book of poems, “What Animal,” published in October 2003, won the University of Georgia Press Contemporary Poetry Series competition; her poems are featured in three anthologies. Copies are available at the College Store.

Her visit and reading is sponsored by Writers Reading, the Faculty Speakers Fund, and Poets & Writers, Inc., with public funds from The New York State Council on the Arts.