Coastal Carolina University's Lifelong Learning concludes its spring poetry series with a reading and discussion led by poets Lavonne Adams and Malena Morling on Monday, April 16, at 3 p.m. at CCU's Waccamaw Higher Education Center in Litchfield. The event, which includes tea, treats and the opportunity to acquire signed editions of the poets' books, is free and open to the public.
Lavonne J. Adams received both the Randall Jarrell/Harperprints Chapbook award for "In the Shadow of the Mountain" and the Persephone Poetry Award for "Everyday Still Life." She has published in numerous literary journals, most recently The Missouri Review and The Cimarron Review. She teaches in the Department of Creative Writing at University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and will be an artist-in-resident at the Harwood Museum in Taos, N.M., in the summer of 2007.
Malena Morling is the author of two books of poems, "Ocean Avenue," selected by Philip Levine for the New Issues Poetry Prize, and "Astoria," published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2006. She has translated works by the Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer, a selection of which appears in the collection "For the Living and the Dead," published by Ecco Press. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, Washington Post Book World, Ploughshares, DoubleTake, and Five Points. She is an assistant professor in the creative writing department at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.
For more information, call the Waccamaw Center at 349-4030.