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Monday, October 12, 2015

SU Hosts Poetry Reading by Catherine Carter Oct. 14

Environmental studiesSALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University’s Environmental Studies Department hosts a reading by poet Catherine Carter 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, October 14, at the Scarborough Student Leadership Center.

The event is held in conjunction with that evening’s lecture “Recycling the Elements of Life: Nitrogen, Carbon and a Few Good Words,” which she presents with her father, ecologist Nick Carter, at 7 p.m. in Henson Science Hall Room 243.

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Born and raised on the Eastern Shore, Carter teaches in the English education program at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. Her first poetry collection, The Memory of Gills, won the 2007 North Carolina Literary and Historical Association Roanoke-Chowan Award. Her second, released in 2012, is The Swamp Monster at Home.

In 2013, her poem “Woolly Adelgid” won the poetry award for Still: The Journal, and her poem “Day of the Dead” won the North Carolina Poetry Society’s Poet Laureate Award. Her chapbook Marks of the Witch won Jacar Press’ 2014 chapbook contest. Her work also has appeared in Best American Poetry 2009, Orion, Poetry, North Carolina Literary Review and Ploughshares, among others.

Admission to her reading is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU website at

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