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Literary Reading Series features poet Craig Arnold in February

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue University Literary Reading Series will feature poet Craig Arnold during a reading in February.

Craig Arnold

Craig Arnold

Arnold will present a poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Hicks Undergraduate Library Bookstall. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program.

He is the author of the poetry collections, “Made Flesh,” which was a finalist for the New Criterion Prize and the Pitt Poetry Prize. His other collection, “Shells,” was selected by W.S. Merwin as the 1998 volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets.

Arnold’s poems have appeared in “Best American Poetry” in 1998, 2004 and 2006, as well as in the journals “Poetry,” “The New Republic,” “Paris Review,” “Yale Review” and “Poetry Northwest.” He has received the Rome Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the Hodder Fellowship from Princeton and the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship.

Arnold teaches at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyo., and is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Colombia and a U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Exchange Fellowship.

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