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Thursday, March 18, 1999

Writers-on-the-Shore Literary Series Continues April 8

SALISBURY, MD--Jon Davis, author of five collections of poetry, reads from his work on Thursday, April 8, at 8 p.m. at Salisbury State University. Free and open to the public, the reading is in the Commons‚ Caroline Room and is sponsored by the SSU English Department‚s Writers-on-the-Shore literary series.

Davis, a faculty member at SSU from 1989-91, is the author of "West of New England" (University of Montana, 1983), "Dangerous Amusements" (Ontario Review, 1987), "The Hawk." "The Road." "The Sunlight After Clouds" (Owl Creek Press, 1995), "The Color" (Palanquin Press, 1995) and "Scrimmage of Appetite" (University of Akron Press, 1995).

He has received a 1998 "Lannan Literary Award," the "Lavan Younger Poets Prize" from the "Academy of American Poets," a "General Electric Younger Writers Award" and fellowships from the "Fine Arts Work Center," the "National Endowment for the Arts" and the "Maryland Arts Council."

He holds a B.A. in English and an M.F.A. in creative writing, both from the University of Montana. He currently co-edits, with Greg Glazner, "Countermeasures: A Magazine of Poetry & Ideas" and teachers creative writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM.

For more information about his reading please call Dr. John Wenke in the SSU Department of English at 410-543-6250.


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