Murray State U Hosts Sunday Reading by Poet & Prof. Eugene Gloria

Murray State U Hosts Sunday Reading by Poet & Prof. Eugene Gloria

January 7, 2017

"Poet Eugene Gloria will visit Murray State University for the first time on Sunday to take part in the M.F.A. Residency Reading Series at 7:30 p.m. in the Curris Center Barkley Room," reports the Ledger & Times of Murray, Kentucky. "Gloria, who teaches creative writing and English literature at DePauw University in Indiana, said that he will read some new poetry that he has been working on and some excerpts from his critically-acclaimed book, My Favorite Warlord."

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Gloria, professor of English at DePauw, received a Fulbright Lecturer Award to travel to Manila, Philippines, where he will be hosted by the Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies at The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines (UST).  During the spring 2017 semester, Professor Gloria will teach undergraduate and graduate students, give a public reading, and conduct research related to a new collection of poetry.

Gloria, who teaches creative writing and English literature at DePauw, is a noted poet who received the 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for My Favorite Warlord. He has also authored Hoodlum Birds (2006) and Drivers at the Short-Time Motel (2000).  His other honors and awards include a National Poetry Series selection, an Asian American Literary Award, a Fulbright Research Grant, a San Francisco Art Commission grant, a Poetry Society of America award, and a Pushcart Prize.

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