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Zone 3 to host Patty Crane, Jenn Givhan for poetry reading at Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On October 17th, 2019, at the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Art + Design building Room 120, Zone 3 Press will celebrate its First Book Award in Poetry when it welcomes Patty Crane and Jenn Givhan for a reading at 8:00pm.

All reading series events are free and open to the public.

Zone 3 Press Poetry Reading featuring Patty Crane and Jenn Givhan to be help at APSU on October 17th.

Patty Crane

Patty Crane
Patty Crane

Crane’s manuscript Bell I Wake To was selected by Givhan as winner of the 2018 contest.

Crane won $1,000, and Zone 3 is publishing her book this fall.

Crane’s book-length poem, something flown, was winner of the 2017 Concrete Wolf Chapbook Award. Her poetry and her translations of Swedish Nobel laureate Tomas Tranströmer have appeared in numerous journals, including Bellevue Literary Review, Verse Daily, West Branch, American Poetry Review, Blackbird and The New York Times. Bright Scythe, a bilingual volume of her translations, was published by Sarabande Books in 2015.


Jenn Givhan

Jenn Givhan
Jenn Givhan

Givhan grew up in Southern California’s Imperial Valley. She received an MFA from Warren Wilson College and an M.A. in English literature from California State University-Fullerton.

She is the author of Protection Spell (University of Arkansas Press, 2017), selected by Billy Collins for inclusion in the Miller Williams Series, and Landscape with Headless Mama (Louisiana State University Press, 2016), winner of the 2015 Pleiades Editors’ Prize. Givhan has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and a PEN/Rosenthal Emerging Voices fellowship.

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