Thursday, February 7, 2013
Poet Dana Levin Reading at UNT February 7th at 8pm
Dana Levin’s first book, In the Surgical Theatre, was awarded the 1999 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize and went on to receive nearly every award available to first books and emerging poets. Copper Canyon Press brought out her second book, Wedding Day, in 2005. The Los Angeles Times says of her work, "Dana Levin's poems are extravagant...her mind keeps making unexpected connections and the poems push beyond convention...they surprise us." Her poetry and essays have appeared in many anthologies and magazines, including APR, Poetry, and The Paris Review. She has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, PEN, the Witter Bynner Foundation and the Library of Congress, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, and the Whiting Foundation. A 2007 Guggenheim Fellow, Levin’s most recent book is Sky Burial (Copper Canyon), which was noted for 2011 year-end honors by The New Yorker, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Library Journal. A teacher of poetry for over twenty years, she co-chairs the Creative Writing and Literature Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.