CSU–Pueblo hosts Southern Colorado Reading Series Sept. 17

The Southern Colorado Reading Series at Colorado State University-Pueblo will present its first reading of the academic year when it hosts poet Jake Adam York at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17 CSU-Pueblo First Year Center, second floor of the Library.

Jake Adam York is the author of Murder Ballads (2005) and A Murmuration of Starlings (2008). A fifth-generation Alabamian, York was raised in and around Gadsden, Alabama, the son of a steel-worker and a history teacher. His poems have appeared in Shenandoah, Oxford American, Greensboro Review, Gulf Coast, New Orleans Review, Quarterly West, Diagram, Octopus, Southern Review, Poetry Daily. York is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Colorado-Denver, where he directs an undergraduate Creative Writing program and produces Copper Nickel with his students.

The reading is free, and books will be on sale at the event. For more information, contact Juan J. Morales, assistant professor and director of creative writing, at 549-2082 or juan.morales@colostate-pueblo.edu.

The Southern Colorado Reading Series, sponsored by the English and Foreign Languages Department at Colorado State University-Pueblo, hosts established and published writers for community readings and visits to creative writing classes.

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