RELEASED: Jan. 17, 2001
DANVILLE, KYKathy Fagan, winner of two national poetry awards and the 2001 writer-in residence at Centre College, will read from her works on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. in the Norton Center Board Room (fifth floor). The reading is free, and the public is invited to attend.
During her six weeks on campus, Fagan is teaching a winter-term class in writing poetry as well as meeting informally with students to discuss their writing.
She won the 1998 Vassar Miller Poetry Prize for MOVING & ST RAGE (University of North Texas Press, 1999) about which one writer said, "These beautifully crafted poems trace a journey to adulthood and grief with a lyrical mastery that is breathtaking."
An earlier volume, The Raft (E.P. Dutton, 1985), won the 1985 National Poetry Series.
Other honors include the 1998 Pushcart Prize for Poetry and a 1998 fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council.
Fagan earned a bachelor's degree from California State University, an M.F.A. from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah. She is an associate professor of English at Ohio State University and has been co-editor of The Journal at OSU since 1989.
The writer-in-residence program at Centre is supported by earnings from the Henry Clifton Rodes Fund. The fund was established in 1972 by a bequest from Barrett Montford, a Louisville banker, and named at his request in memory of his cousin, an 1870 graduate Centre graduate.