Southern Colorado Reading Series offers second speaker at CSU–Pueblo

Former CSU-Pueblo professor and award-winning poet David Keplinger will offer a matinee performance as the second in the spring Southern Colorado Reading Series. Keplinger’s reading will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 20 in the Occhiato University Center Cottonwood Room.

Keplinger is the author of three books of poems, most recently The Prayers of Others, which won the 2007 Colorado Book Award. He is the recipient of the T.S. Eliot Prize, a 2003 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and was featured last year on Garrison Keillor's "Writers Almanac." In 2007, his translations of Carsten Rene Nielsen's The World Cut Out with Crooked Scissors appeared from New issues Press. Keplinger directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing at American University in Washington, D.C.

The reading is free. All books are on sale at the CSU-Pueblo Bookstore and will be available at the event. Contact Juan J. Morales, assistant professor and director of creative writing if you have any questions at 549-2082 or

The next in the series of presentations will be on Wednesday, March 11.

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