The APSU Department of Languages and Literature and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts are proud to present a reading by poet Allison Joseph at Austin Peay in the Morgan University Center, Room 303, on Wednesday, April 15, from 4PM to 5PM
Allison Joseph is the author of five books of poetry: Worldly Pleasure (Word Press, 2004); Imitation of Life (Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 2002); Soul Train (Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1997); In Every Seam (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997); and What Keeps Us Here (Ampersand, 1992). Joseph is an Associate Professor of English at Southern Illinois University and editor of Crab Orchard Review.
A book signing and reception will follow the reading. This event is free to the public. Parking is free.
Joseph has authored six collections of poems. Her most recent work, titled “My Father’s Kites,” is a sequence of 34 sonnets about her father. Her first book of poems, “What Keeps Us Here,” won the Ampersand Press Women Poets Series Prize.
Additionally, Joseph is the recipient of other awards and honors including an Individual Artist’s Fellowship in Poetry from the Illinois Arts Council, fellowships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers Conferences, an Academy of American Poets Prize, a Ruth Lily Fellowship and a Literary Award from the Illinois Arts Council.