Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, poet and National Book Award finalist, will give a poetry reading on Thursday, March 29 from 5:30-6:30pm in Newton 214. The event is free and open to the public; the reading will be followed by a book signing and light reception.
Van Clief-Stefanon is associate professor of English at Cornell University. She is the author of "Open Interval," a 2009 National Book Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist; "Black Swan," winner of the 2001 Cave Canem Poetry Prize; and "Poems in Conversation and a Conversation," a chapbook in collaboration with Elizabeth Alexander. Her work has appeared in such journals as African American Review, Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review, Gulf Coast, and Shenandoah, and in the anthologies "Bum Rush the Page," "Role Call," "Common Wealth," "Gathering Ground" and "The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South." She is currently at work on a third collection, "The Coal Tar Colors."
For more information on this event, contact the departrment of English at 585-245-5273.