Marlboro College

NewsPress Release - 4/5/2000

MARLBORO, VT -- Poet and song-writer Wyn Cooper and fiction writer Kimberly Kafka read from their new works 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in Marlboro College's Drury Gallery.

Cooper, a former Marlboro College faculty member, has a new collection of poems, The Way Back, due to be published in April by White Pine Press. His first book, The Country of Here Below, was published in 1987. "Fun," a poem from that collection, was made into Sheryl Crow's Grammy Award-winning song, "All I Wanna Do," in 1993. Cooper's poems, stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in Ploughshares, Agni, Verse, Antioch Review, Harvard Magazine, and more than 50 other magazines. His poems are included in eight anthologies of contemporary poetry.

Kafka, a first cousin-twice removed from author Franz Kafka, has been a published writer of short stories and journalistic pieces for nearly 20 years. Her first novel, True North, was just published in March and is billed as a "literary adventure novel." Kafka is a certified wilderness emergency medical technician who has taught writing and literature at the University of Michigan. The Bennington College alumna has also taught writing workshops at Bennington and the University of Southern Maine. Her short fiction has appeared in the Texas Review, Quarterly West, Crescent Review, Quadrille, and The Blue Ox Review.

This event is free and open to the public. The Drury Gallery is fully accessible. For further information, please call (802) 257-4333 or visit the Marlboro College events calendar on-line at http://www.marlboro.edu/calendar/calendar.html.

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