Friday, April 16, 2010

Poetry at UNLV

Wednesday, April 21 @ 7:30 p.m.
Barrick Museum Auditorium
A Poetry Reading by Professor Laura Mullen
(Department of English, Louisiana State University)

A poet working in hybrid genres and traditions, Laura Mullen's work shows the influence of writers as canonical as Henry James and Edgar Allen Poe. Her diverse modes--they run from a series of sonnets written from the sleuthful perspective of Sherlock Holmes to the postmodern-gothic and prose-poetry-crime novel-language text of "Murmur"(2007)--hold up a mirror to the limits of language. Mullen is the author of five collections of verse, including "The Surface" (1991) which won the National Poetry Series, and "The Tales of Horror" (1999). Co-sponsored by the UNLV Department of English and Nevada Humanities.

Contact: Pam Weiss 702-895-3401

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