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CSU-Pueblo hosts second SoCo reading series event of Spring

Release Date: February 28, 2017

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo


Press Release

PUEBLO – Colorado State University-Pueblo will host a special matinee reading for the SoCo Reading Series, featuring award-winning poets Nicky Beer and Wayne Miller at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 10 Library and Academic Resources Center 108.

Wayne Miller is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Post- (Milkweed, 2016) and The City, Our City (2011), which was a finalist for the William Carlos Williams Award and the Rilke Prize. He has co-translated two books by the Albanian poet Moikom Zeqo—most recently Zodiac (Zephyr, 2015), a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award in Translation—and co-edited three books including Literary Publishing in the Twenty-First Century (Milkweed, 2016) and New European Poets (Graywolf, 2008). Recipient of the George Bogin, Lucille Medwick, and Lyric Poetry Awards from the Poetry Society of America as well as the Bess Hokin Prize from Poetry, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and a Fulbright Distinguished Scholarship to Northern Ireland, Wayne teaches at University of Colorado Denver and serves as editor/managing editor of Copper Nickel.

Nicky Beer is the author of The Octopus Game (Carnegie Mellon, 2015) and The Diminishing House (Carnegie Mellon, 2010), both winners of the Colorado Book Award for Poetry. Her work has been published in Best American Poetry, The New Yorker, Poetry, The Nation, and elsewhere. Her awards include an NEA fellowship, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a scholarship and fellowship from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Mary Wood Fellowship from Washington College. She is an associate professor at the University of Colorado Denver, where she serves as a poetry editor for the literary journal Copper Nickel.

The event is free, refreshments will be provided, and authors’ book will be on sale with the support of the Department of English & Foreign Languages, Student Engagement and Leadership, & CSU-Pueblo Bookstore. For more information, contact Juan Morales, associate professor and director of creative writing, at 719.549.2082 or

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.


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