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APSU welcomes writers, poets Angela Ball, Ashley Seitz Kramer for poetry reading event

On Oct. 22, Zone 3 Press, the Austin Peay State University Center for Excellence in Creative Arts’ literary journal, will present a poetry reading with award-winning writers Angela Ball and Ashley Seitz Kramer.

The event will be held in Room 303 of the Morgan University Center and begins at 8 p.m.

On Oct. 22, Zone 3 Press, the Austin Peay State University Center for Excellence in Creative Arts’ literary journal, will present a poetry reading with award-winning writers Angela Ball and Ashley Seitz Kramer.

The event will be held in Room 303 of the Morgan University Center and begins at 8 p.m.

Ashley Seitz Kramer’s manuscript, “Museum of Distance,” was selected by Ball as the winner of the 2014 Zone 3 First Book Award for Poetry. A native Ohioan, Kramer has won several awards, including the Ruth Stone Prize, the Robert and Adele Schiff Prize, and the Utah Writers’ Contest. Kramer has also been a finalist for a Ruth Lilly Fellowship and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Her work is published or forthcoming in the Colorado Review, Western Humanities Review, Quarterly West, The Southeast Review and The Cincinnati Review, among others.

Kramer teaches writing at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she is assistant dean of Arts and Sciences.

Angela Ball’s prize-winning and frequently anthologized poems and translations have appeared in journals including The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Denver Quarterly and The Southern Review. With a career spanning over twenty years, Ball’s books of poetry include Kneeling Between Parked Cars (1990), Possession (1995), Quartet (1995) and The Museum of the Revolution (1999).

Ball’s 2007 collection Night Clerk At the Hotel of Both Worlds received both the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award in Poetry and the Donald Hall Prize from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.

The recipient of an Individual Writer’s Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Ball has represented the United States at the Poetry International Festival in Rotterdam, and has been a writer in residence at the University of Richmond and at Chateau Lavigny near Lausanne, Switzerland.

For more information on Zone 3 Press and additional upcoming events, visit www.apsu.edu/zone3, or call 931-221-7031.