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Coastal series continues with poetry reading

February 21, 2006

Author Denise Duhamel, an assistant professor at Florida International University in Miami, will present a poetry reading on Thursday, March 2 at 4 p.m. as a part of Coastal Carolina Universitys The Words to Say It series. The free event will be held in the Wall Auditorium on Coastals Conway campus.

A reception will follow the event, which is sponsored by the Thomas W. and Robin W. College of Humanities and Fine Arts, the Womens and Gender Studies Program, the Office of Student Activities and Leadership and The Cypress Inn.

Duhamel is an award-winning author and poet. Her poems have been anthologized in several publications, including four editions of The Best American Poetry. Her work has been featured on National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting Station.

Duhamel has authored eight full-length books, including The Star-Spangled Banner, Kinky, Girl Soldier, The Woman with Two Vaginas, Smile!, Two and Two, Mille et un sentiments and Exquisite Politics (with Maureen Seaton). She has also released a chapbook and another work, Queen for a Day, which includes poems from her previous books.

The Rhode Island native earned a bachelors degree in fine arts from Emerson College (Mass.) and a masters degree in fine arts from Sarah Lawrence College (N.Y.). The Hollywood, Fla., resident is married to poet Nick Carb.

For more information contact Lisa Johnson at (843) 349-2967.