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Visiting Poet Rebecca Wolff Conducts Q & A, Reading

Poet Rebecca Wolff reads from her latest collection, “The King,” Thursday, April 15 at 8 p.m. in the Kohler Gallery of Lawrence University’s Wriston Art Center. A reception and book signing follows.

Rebecca Wolff

Prior to her reading, Wolff will conduct a question-and-answer session at 4:30 p.m. in Main Hall 104. Both events are free and open to the public.

“The King,” which includes short poems that challenge the traditional views of motherhood, is Wolff’s third collection of poetry. Her first, “Manderley,” published in 2001, was selected for the National Poetry Series, while her second, 2004’s “Figment,” received the Barnard Women Poets Prize, which is awarded every other year for an exceptional second collection of poems written by an American woman who has already published one book of poetry.

In 1998, Wolff, along with a small group of editors, founded Fence magazine, a biannual journal of poetry, fiction, art and criticism. The same organization launched Fence Books in 2001 to publish poetry, fiction, critical texts and anthologies.

Wolff’s appearance is supported by the Mia Paul Poetry Fund.

Milwaukee Poets Conduct Reading, Q & A Session at Lawrence University

APPLETON, WIS. — Karl Gartung and Chuck Stebelton, the artistic director and literary program manager, respectively, at Milwaukee’s Woodland Pattern Book Center, will conduct a reading of their recent work Monday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Lawrence University’s Science Hall 102. A reception and book signing will follow the reading.

Prior to the reading, the pair also will hold a question-and-answer session at 4:30 p.m. in Main Hall 105. Both events, free and open to the public, are sponsored by the Mia Paul Poetry Fund.

Gartung, a founding partner of Woodland Pattern in 1979, has had his work published in the literary journals Five Fingers Review, Gam and Poetry New York. His first full-length poetry collection, “Now That Memory Has Become So Important,” described as a book filled with “shapely poems” that “use line with restless invention and versatility,” was published in 2008.

Stebelton is the author of the 2005 poetry collection “Circulation Flowers” and the chapbooks “Precious,” “A Maximal Object” and “Flags and Banners.” His recent work can be seen in the literally journals Antennae, Jubilat and Verse.

Woodland Center is a nationally recognized cultural hub that specializes in new literature and writing through its bookstore of more than 25,000 small press titles.