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Cole Swensen, a permanent faculty member in poetry at the University of Iowa?s Writers? Workshop, will give a lecture and read from her books of poetry at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 in the Carleton College Gould Library Athenaeum. The event, a part of the Christopher U. Light Lecture Series in Literature, is free and open to the public.

Swensen received her B.A. and M.A. from San Francisco State University and her Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Before coming to the University of Iowa, she directed the Creative Writing Program at the University of Denver. She has written many acclaimed books of poetry, including ?Goest? (2004), a finalist for the National Book Award for poetry, ?Noon? (1997), which won the New American Poetry Series Award, and ?New Math? (1988), winner of the National Poetry Series competition. Her work as a poet and as a translator has appeared in many journals and anthologies, and she currently is a contributing editor for ?American Letters and Commentary? and ?Shiny,? and is the translation editor for ?How2.?

Christopher U. Light, a 1958 Carleton graduate, established the Light Lectureship in Literature, along with lectureships in art and music. Light is a freelance writer and composer, record producer and musician with a dedication to promoting the arts at Carleton.

For more information and disability accommodations, call Jennifer Edwins in Carleton?s library at (507) 646-4259.

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