Go back

APSU Visiting Writer Series features Allison Joseph

The Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the Department of Languages and Literature will present a reading by Allison Joseph as part of the Visiting Writer Series.

Joseph will read excerpts from one of her many books of poetry. The reading will take place at 4 p.m., April 15 in the Morgan University Center, room 303. A book signing and reception will follow.
The Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the Department of Languages and Literature will present a reading by Allison Joseph as part of the Visiting Writer Series.

Joseph will read excerpts from one of her many books of poetry. The reading will take place at 4 p.m., April 15 in the Morgan University Center, room 303. A book signing and reception will follow.

Joseph was born in London, England, in 1967. A graduate of Kenyon College and Indiana University, she currently teaches at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She is a poetry editor for the Crab Orchard Review and is the director of the Young Writers Workshop, which is a summer conference for high school writers.

Joseph has authored six collections of poems. Her most recent work, titled “My Father's Kites,” is a sequence of 34 sonnets about her father. Her first book of poems, “What Keeps Us Here,” won the Ampersand Press Women Poets Series Prize and was published in 1992.

Additionally, Joseph is the recipient of other awards and honors including an Individual Artist's Fellowship in Poetry from the Illinois Arts Council, fellowships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers Conferences, an Academy of American Poets Prize, a Ruth Lily Fellowship and a Literary Award from the Illinois Arts Council.

For more information about the reading, contact Susan Wallace in the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, (931) 221-7031, or by e-mail at wallacess@apsu.edu. -- Barry Williams