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Award-Winning Poet & Essayist Danielle Cadena Deulen Here February 27

February 7, 2013

Poet and essayist Danielle Cadena Deulen, winner of the GLCA New Writers Award and the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize, will visit DePauw University on Wednesday, February 27. Presented by the James and Marilou Kelly Writers Series, Deulen will appear at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of DePauw's Richard E. Peeler Art Center.  The event is free and open to the public.

Deulen's collection of poems, Lovely Asunder, published in 2011, won the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize as well as the Utah Book Award.  Her memoir, The Riots, also published in 2011, won the AWP Prize in Creative Nonfiction as well as the GLCA New Writers Award, and was a finalist for the Grub Street National Book Prize in Nonfiction. Her poetry and essays have appeared in such journals as LGL & CH 2 14 12 snow 37the Utne Reader, Missouri Review, Smartish Pace, and Indiana Review.

An assistant professor of poetry in the graduate creative writing program at the University of Cincinnati, Deulen was formerly a Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her M.F.A. in creative writing from George Mason University and her Ph.D. in English from the University of Utah. 

The James and Marilou Kelly Writers Series was established in 1998 with gifts from Marilou Morrell Kelly, a 1955 graduate of DePauw.

As previously announced, George Saunders, author of the highly anticipated short-story collection, Tenth of December, will come to DePauw on April 24.  You'll find details here.