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Monday, February 16, 2004

Husband and Wife Authors Are Next Writers-on-the-Shore

SALISBURY, MD---Husband-and-wife writing team Bradley P. and Debra Kang Dean continue Salisbury University’s Writers-on-the-Shore Spring Literature Festival with a double presentation Tuesday, March 9, in the Montgomery Room at the Commons. At 4 p.m. Bradley P. Dean, editor of the Thoreau Society Bulletin, speaks on his reconstructed and edited version of Thoreau’s The Dispersion of Seeds manuscript, published as Faith of a Seed by Island Press in 1993. He also edited another previously unpublished Thoreau manuscript, Wild Fruits (Norton, 2000). He is working on a multi-volume set titled The Notebooks of Henry D. Thoreau, which includes the full texts of 14 manuscript notebooks Thoreau kept from 1848-1861. At 8 p.m. Debra Kang Dean reads from her two poetry volumes, News of Home (BOA 1998) and Precipitates (BOA 2003). Her poems have appeared in The Southern Review, Ploughshares and The Best American Poetry (Scribners, 1999). In her poem Pineapples she writes “Call me Yobo, call me Nit/call me a hairy Okinawan/and I do not flinch./What should I do—hate myself?/Tell me Hawai’i is not my home/and watch me explode.” Sponsored by the English Department, the readings are free and the public is cordially invited. A reception follows. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.

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