Author Nowak to Read from “Coal Mountain Elementary”

Posted on 10/19/2010 10:52:17 AM

Mark Nowak, Guggenheim award winner, visits IUP to read from Coal Mountain Elementary on Thursday, October 21, 2010, at 12:30 p.m. The event will be held in Cogswell Hall, Room 301, and is free and open to the IUP community.

Adrienne Rich writes of Nowak that “he is generating a new poetics of class, bringing to his project . . . the experience of growing up and working among men and women who . . . are the truth and marrow of whatever this country has been or might become.”

Amiri Baraka praises his “hard but contemporary lyric, and narrative . . . a much needed parade.”

Copies of Nowak’s two most recent books are available from the Co-op Bookstore.

The event is sponsored by the IUP Department of English and the graduate program in Literature and Criticism.

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