March 23, 2007

Poet Fraser to Read at Samford March 26

"... Noted poet Gregory Fraser will offer a reading of his work on Monday, March 26 at 7:00 pm in Divinity North 302, as the last in this year's BACHE Visiting Writer's Series..."

Poet Fraser to Read at Samford March 26Noted poet Gregory Fraser will offer a reading of his work on Monday, March 26 at 7:00 pm in Divinity North 302, as the last in this year's BACHE Visiting Writer's Series. The event is free-of-charge and open to the public.

Fraser earned a Master of Fine Arts in poetry at Columbia University, where he also won the David Austen Best Manuscript Award, judged by former poet laureate Stanley Kunitz. In 1999, Fraser completed his Ph.D. at the University of Houston, where he also was awarded the Donald Barthelme Prize and the James Michener Award for Poetry.

A two-time finalist for the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, as well as a finalist for the National Poetry Series, Fraser’s first book, Strange Pietà, was published in 2003 by Texas Tech University Press.

Fraser's poems have appeared in literary journals including Southern Review, Paris Review, and Chicago Review. Fraser’s second book-length manuscript, tentatively titled The Lovely Thens, is nearing completion.

The recipient of a 2005 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts teaches English and creative writing at the University of West Georgia.

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Fraser's poem End of Days