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Indiana's Poet Laureate, Karen Kovacik, Coming for Thursday Talk

April 24, 2012

Indiana's poet laureate, Karen Kovacik, will visit the campus of DePauw University this Thursday, April 26. In celebration of National Poetry Month, Kovacik will deliver a craft talk on the art of the political poem. The 4 p.m. event takes place in the auditorium of the Richard E. Peeler Art Center and is free and open to all.

Kovacik is a professor of English and directs the creative writing program at Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI). She’s the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Metropolis Burning, and her work has received numerous honors, including the Charity Randall Citation from the International Poetry Forum and the Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Prize. In 2004, she was awarded a Fulbright Research Grant to Poland, and her translations of contemporary Polish poetry have appeared in many anthologies and journals, such as American Poetry Review, Crazyhorse and Southern Review.

This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the English department and the James and Marilou Kelly Writers Series.

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