New Issues authors featured at next Frostic reading

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The reading is part of the Department of English Frostic Reading Series.

KALAMAZOO—Two accomplished authors whose work has been published by Western Michigan University's New Issues Poetry and Prose will read from their works in late March as part of the Spring 2014 Gwen Frostic Reading Series.

Kirstin Scott and Katie Peterson will read at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in 208-209 Bernhard Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Katie Peterson

Peterson is the author of two new collections of poetry. "Permission" was published by New Issues, WMU's nonprofit, University-based press, in 2013. "The Accounts" was published the same year by the University of Chicago. Her first book, "This One Tree," was selected for the New Issues Poetry Prize and published in 2006.

Peterson has reviewed poetry for the Chicago Tribune, New Orleans Review and Boston Review. A new poem, "Filibuster to Delay the Spring," received the Stanley Kunitz Award from the American Poetry Review and will appear in the September/October issue. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Summer Literary Seminars and Yaddo. Her poem "Translations" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and she has taught at Tufts University, Bennington College and Deep Springs College, where in fall 2014, she will be a Distinguished Professor of Humanities.

Kirstin Scott

Scott is the author of the novel "Motherlunge," which won the AWP Prize for the Novel and was short-listed for the Center for Fiction's Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. Her short stories have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Sonora Review, Western Humanities Review, PANK and elsewhere. She works as a medical writer and lives in Salt Lake City.

About the series

The Frostic Reading Series presents acclaimed creative writers from across the nation and beyond. Every year, a diverse range of readings that encompasses poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama attract both campus and off-campus audiences.

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