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Prof. Eugene Gloria's Hoodlum Birds is Released

March 28, 2006

eugene gloria hoodlum birds.jpgMarch 28, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Hoodlum Birds, a new collection by award-winning poet Eugene Gloria -- associate professor of English at DePauw University -- is being released today by Penguin Books. Professor Gloria's first collection of poems, Drivers at the Short-Time Motel, won the Asian American Literary Award in 2001. It was also selected for the 1999 National Poetry Series and was published by Penguin Books. Gloria also won an annual "Readers' Choice Award" from Prairie Schooner, the literary quarterly magazine.

As part of National Poetry Month, Eugene Gloria will participate in a reading panel sponsored by the Academy of American Poets this Sunday, April 2 in New York City. Learn more here.

Of Hoodlum Birds, the publisher writes, "In Eugene Gloria’s acclaimed first collection of poems, Drivers at the Short-Time Motel, ephemeral lives, and souls lost in the tattered fabric of war, displacement, and ruined love, found hope, redemption, and a common voice. Gloria is interested in eugene gloria.jpgillustrating the common man’s search for connection to the self and to the world, and that is very much apparent in his second collection. The speaker of these poems examines his lapsed Roman Catholic identity and his past; Spain, and its long and varied influence on Filipino culture; and the famous pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. These new poems build on what Gloria began in his first book by continuing this sense of collaboration with literary and cultural influence."

Professor Gloria has also had poems published in Shenandoah, the North American Review and the Greensboro Review.

Read more, and order the book at Barnes & Noble.com or Amazon.com.

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