Poet Carol Moldaw To Read From Her Works Thursday, Sept. 25, As Part Of UNK Reynolds Series

Alison Hedge Coke
Reynolds Endowed Chair, 308.865.8672

UNK- Poet Carol Moldaw; the second presenter in the University of Nebraska at Kearney Reynolds Writers and Readers Series, will read from her works on Thursday, Sept. 25.

The program, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in Copeland Hall Room 142, is free and open to the public. After the presentation, there will be an autograph session and reception. Books will be available for purchase.

 Moldaw’s works include a lyrical novel, “The Widening,” and four books of poetry: “The Lightning Field,” “Through the Window,” “Chalkmarks on Stone” and “Taken from the River.” Writer Annie Finch noted that “‘Taken From the River’ is a book about the poet’s imagination, not her life, and it creates a world with distinctive moods and voices, images and concerns. The reason for Moldaw’s attraction to form is clear; her sensibility blooms most richly under tension.”

In addition to her novel and books of poetry, Moldaw has also published in numerous journals, including “Boston Review,” “Chicago Review,” “Denver Quarterly” and “The New Republic.” Her work has earned her a Lannan Foundation Marfa Writer’s Residency, a Pushcart Prize and a National Endowment of the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship.

She teaches at Stonecoast, the University of Southern Maine’s low-residency M.F.A. program. Previous residencies include Vermont Studio Center, College of Santa Fe and the MFA program at Naropa University.

A native of San Francisco, she holds an A.B. from Harvard University and a M.A. from Boston University. She resides in New Mexico with her husband, award-winning poet Arthur Sze, and their daughter.

Sponsors for the Reynolds Writers and Readers Series include Country Inn and Suites, Rowe Sanctuary, Alley Rose, Barista’s and elements.