Marlboro College

News Poet Wyn Cooper Reads, March 1

MARLBORO, VT - (February 15, 2011) - Marlboro College presents a free, public reading by poet Wyn Cooper on Tuesday, March 1, at 7:00pm in Ragle Hall.

Cooper will read from his fourth book of poetry, Chaos is the New Calm (BOA Editions 2010). In it, he expands the parameters of the sonnet form, putting rhymes in unusual places, inventing new stanza structures, and addressing a variety of subject matter ranging from travelogue to inner monologue, from social commentary to solitary musing.

Wyn Cooper has published three previous volumes of poetry: The Country of Here Below (Ahsahta Press, 1987), The Way Back (White Pine Press, 2000) and Postcards from the Interior, (BOA Editions, 2005). His work has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Slate, Crazyhorse, Agni, The Southern Review, and more than 60 other magazines. He has taught at the University of Utah, Bennington College, Marlboro College, and at The Frost Place, where he now serves on the advisory board. Currently, Cooper is the co-organizer of the Brattleboro Literary Festival and a consultant for the Poetry Foundation's Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute.

Copies of Chaos is the New Calm will be available for sale during the reading. For more information, contact the Marlboro College Public Relations department at 802-251-7644 or In case of inclement weather, call the Marlboro College Events line at 802-451-7151.

For over 60 years, Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, master's degree programs for working adults in the areas of educational technology, internet technologies, health care administration and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 300-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont.




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