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Visiting Writers Series: A Literary Reading by Poet Diamond Forde, the English Department’s University Fellow for Faculty Diversity

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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The English Department’s University Fellow for Faculty Diversity, Diamond Forde’s debut collection, Mother Body, is the winner of the 2019 Saturnalia Poetry Prize. On Tuesday, September 9, she’ll share poetry from her latest book to an in-person audience in the Karpen Hall Laurel Forum. Forde has received numerous awards and prizes, including the Pink Poetry Prize, the Furious Flower Poetry Prize, and CLA’s Margaret Walker Memorial Prize, and placed in the Frontier Poetry’s New Poets Award. She is a Callaloo and Tin House fellow, whose work has appeared in Massachusetts Review, Ninth Letter, NELLE, Tupelo Quarterly and more.

This is the first of four events in the 2021 Visiting Writers Series presented by the UNC Asheville English Department. Additional events include UNC Asheville Alumnus and Writer-in-Residence Wiley Cash’s ’00 Book Launch for When Ghosts Come Home on September 21; The Katherine Min Memorial Reading with UNC Asheville Alumnus Mason Currey ’02 on October 6; and, A Reading and Talk by Japanese American Poet Lee Ann Roripaugh on October 27.

Additional information may be found at the English Department website.

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September 9
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Department of English


Karpen Hall Laurel Forum