October 23, 2000
Cleopatra Mathis, author of five books of poetry (the latest of which will be released in January 2001), will read in the Plymouth State College Eagle Pond Authors’ Series at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, in the Silver Cultural Arts Center.
Mathis, who is professor of English at Dartmouth College, was born and raised in Ruston, Louisiana. Her work has appeared widely in anthologies, magazines and journals, including The New Yorker, The New Republic, Poetry, American Poetry Review, Tri-Quarterly, The Georgia Review, Southern Poetry Review and the forthcoming Columbia Anthology of Contemporary American Women’s Poetry.
Various prizes for her work include a National Endowment for the Arts award, the Peter Lavin Award for Younger Poets from the Academy of American Poets, the Pushcart Prize, the Dylan Thomas Award for Poetry and the Robert Frost Award.
The Eagle Pond Authors’ Series is named in honor of Donald Hall, who lives at Eagle Pond Farm in Wilmot, a family homestead which has inspired much of his writing. Tickets for the Eagle Pond Authors’ Series are free, but seating is limited. Please contact the Box Office at 535-ARTS for reservations. A book signing will follow the reading.
The Eagle Pond Authors’ Series is sponsored in part by the Plymouth State College Bookstore (Barnes and Noble).