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Thursday, March 01, 2012

Poet Paul Lisicky is Next Writer-on-the-Shore Thursday, March 8

Paul LisickySALISBURY, MD---Poet Paul Lisicky continues Salisbury University’s spring Writers-on-the-Shore series, reading from his works 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the Montgomery Room of the Commons.

The author of Lawnboy, Famous Builder, The Burning House and the forthcoming Unbuilt Projects, Lisicky is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a National Endowment for the Arts award winner. His work has appeared in anthologies and magazines including Ploughshares, The Iowa Review, StoryQuarterly, The Seattle Review, Subtropics and Gulf Coast, among others.

Lisicky’s writing has earned awards from the James Michener/Copernicus Society and Henfield Foundation, as well as the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, where he was twice a fellow. Publisher’s Weekly calls him “impressive,” adding that his work “gracefully transports readers to the artist's interior world as he attempts to find the appropriate outlet for his self-expression.” According to the Los Angeles Times, he “conveys the sweetness and lostness of a boy, and the senselessness of making him choose between extremes.”

Lisicky lives in New York City and Springs, NY. He has taught in the graduate writing programs at Cornell University, Rutgers University-Newark and Sarah Lawrence College. He currently teaches at New York University.

Sponsored by SU’s English Department and Writers-on-the-Shore, admission to his reading is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at

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