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Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Writers-on-the-Shore Series presents Natasha Trethewey April 29

SALISBURY, MD--- As part of its Writers-on-the-Shore series, the Department of English at Salisbury University presents poet Natasha Trethewey on Tuesday, April 29, at 8 p.m. in the Montgomery Room, Commons building.

Trethewey is the winner of the inaugural Cave Canem Poetry Prize for the best first book, chosen by Rita Dove, by an African-American poet for Domestic Work (Graywolf, 2000). She has also published Bellocq's Ophelia (Graywolf, 2002), a sequence based on photographs of mixed-race prostitutes in New Orleans circa 1912.

The reading, co-sponsored by the Office of Multiethnic Student Services, is free and open to the public. For more information call Dr. Michael Waters at 410-543-6540 or visit the SU Web site at

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