Colorado’s poet laureate Mary Crow and Colorado State University graduate student Jill Greene will read from their works at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 on the Colorado State campus.
The reading will take place in the Hatton Gallery in the Visual Arts Building and will be followed by a reception and book signing. The event is free and open to the public.
Crow, who has read poetry throughout the country, was selected as Colorado’s poet laureate on the basis of artistic excellence, service in the advancement of poetry and interest in presenting poetry and literature to Colorado and the nation. Crow is a professor of poetry at Colorado State and is the author of numerous poetry collections and translations, including "I Have Tasted the Apple," "Borders," "Vertical Poetry: Recent Poems of Roberto Juarrez" and "Woman Who Has Sprouted Wings: Poems by Contemporary Latin American Women Poets."
Crow has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Fulbright Research and Creative Writing awards and the Colorado Book Award, among others. She has served on the board of directors of the Associated Writing Programs and the University Press of Colorado and on the editorial board of the "Colorado Review."
Jill Greene is a third-year master of fine arts candidate in the Creative Writing Program at Colorado State. Greene received her bachelor’s degree in English literature at Rice University and has taught composition and creative writing at Colorado State and Aims Community College. She currently serves as assistant director of the Writing Center at Colorado State.
Greene’s poems center on the themes of relationships and family and have appeared in "Poetry Northwest" and are forthcoming in "Many Mountains Moving" and "The Comstock Review." In 1997, her poem "Suicide Yellows" won a Colorado State University Academy of American Poets award.
The readings are sponsored by the English department and the Organization of Graduate Student Writers through the Associated Students of Colorado State University. For more information, call (970) 491-3790.