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UTSA Creative Writing program hosts Oct. 21 reading by Catherine Bowman

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(Oct. 20, 2011) -- The UTSA Department of English Creative Writing Program will present author Catherine Bowman as the featured speaker in the Fall 2011 Creative Writing Reading Series at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21 in the Business Building University Room (2.06.04) on the UTSA Main Campus.

Free and open to the public, Bowman will read from her books "1-800-Hot-Ribs," "Rock Farm," "Notarikon" and "The Plath Cabinet."

Bowman's poetry has appeared in "Best American Poetry" and numerous anthologies and journals including The Paris Review, TriQuarterly, The Kenyon Review, River Styx, Ploughshares, Crazyhorse, Sycamore Review, Open City and Conjunctions, along with the Los Angeles Times.

She is editor of "Word of Mouth: Poems Featured on NPR's 'All Things Considered,'" an anthology of poems by poets she has reviewed.

Bowman has received the Peregrine Smith Poetry Prize, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and several fellowships including the Dobie Paisana Fellowship, a Yaddo fellowship and the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship.

As a faculty member at Indiana University, she received a teaching award and the IU President's Arts and Humanities Award. She directs the M.F.A. Creative Writing Program at IU and serves as the Ruth Lilly Professor of Poetry.

For more information, visit UTSA Creative Writing Program website.

 

 

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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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