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Canceled: Writers and Critics event featuring poet Deborah Ager

January 22, 2010
MEDIA CONTACT: Tory Olson, 515-271-1834, tory.olson@drake.edu

The Feb. 10 event featuring lauded poet and editor Deborah Ager has been canceled due to winter conditions on the East Coast that have prevented Ager from traveling to Iowa.

The event was originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Cowles Library Reading Room, 2725 University Ave.

Selected poems from Ager's poetry collection that was published in her first book, "Midnight Voices," are available online.

Her work has appeared in Best New Poets 2006, The Bloomsbury Review, New England Review, The Georgia Review, Quarterly West and New South.

As the founding editor of 32 Poems Magazine, Ager has published many poems which have gone on to appear in Best American Poetry and Best New Poets anthologies and on Verse Daily and Poetry Daily.

She also co-directs the Joaquin Miller Cabin Poetry Series, the oldest summer reading series in Washington, D.C.

Ager has received fellowships from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She also received a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship to the Sewanee Writers' Conference.

The Writers and Critics Series, which is sponsored by Drake's English Department and its Center for the Humanities, will continue through the spring.

The next event in the series will feature Victorian-era scholar Teresa Mangum on Tuesday, March 2. It will begin at 7 p.m. in the Cowles Library Reading Room.

A complete list of upcoming events in the series is available online.

For more information, contact Jennifer Perrine at 515-271-4161 or Jennifer.perrine@drake.edu.