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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
4 pm - 5:30 pm

Celebrate poetry month with The Honors College and the Center for Creative Work. Poets Dan Rifenburgh and Bradford Gray Telford read from their work and answer questions in The Honors College Commons.

Dan Rifenburgh's first book, Advent, published by Waywiser Press of London, received the 2002 Natalie Ornish Award from the Texas Institute of Letters (TIL). Born in New York, he received his M.A. from the University of Florida, where he studied with Donald Justice, and later attended the University of Houston. His work has appeared in The New Criterion, Paris Review, The New Republic, Southwest Review, and elsewhere, and has garnered the Robert H. Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America and a Dobie Paisano Fellowship from the University of Texas and the TIL. He was recently a participating writer, workshop teacher, and editorial panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts Operation Homecoming initiative, a writing program geared toward young veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. (Dan served three years in the US Army as a military journalist during the Vietnam War). He lives with his family in Houston, where he works as an 18-wheeler truck driver.

Bradford Gray Telford is the author of the poetry collection Perfect Hurt (Waywiser, 2009) and the translator of Genevive Huttin's The Story of My Voice (forthcoming from Host, 2010). His poems, translation, and essays have appeared in Ploughshares, Yale Review, Bomb, Southwest Review, Ninth Letter, Pleiades, Lyric, and many other journals. He is a Houston Writing Fellow at The University of Houston.

  • Location: The Honors College Commons 212 MD Anderson Library
  • Price: Free
  • Sponsor: Center for Creative Work (Honors) & English dept.
  • Contact: Center for Creative Work at jrharvey@mail.uh.edu.
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