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Poets Darcie Dennigan and Farnoosh Fathi to read at Coe

Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
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2013-11-13 08:57:12 - General

Two dynamic poets with emerging national reputations - Darcie Dennigan and Farnoosh Fathi - will read together in a Coe College English Department Showcase event. The reading will take place on Monday, Nov. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in Kesler Lecture Hall in Hickok Hall. It is open to the public at no charge.

Both poets have published books under the Canarium Books label, which is co-edited by Nick Twemlow, assistant professor of English at Coe.

Dennigan's second book, "Madame X," was published in 2012, and is described in a review on The Huffington Post as reading "like the eloquent death-rattle of humankind…These are poems of the future briefly and beautifully manifest, in all their eerie horror, in the present." Dennigan is a recipient of a Discovery/The Nation prize and the Cecil Hemley Award from the Poetry Society of America. Her first book, "Corinna A-Maying the Apocalypse," was selected by Alice Fulton for the Poets Out Loud Prize and published by Fordham University Press.

Fathi's first book of poems, "Great Guns," was published by Canarium Books in 2013. A review in Arcadia magazine describes the reader's experience of Fathi's poems as "a Brownian motion of images and phrases, a transrational fluidity that contains sparks and pops, the effervescent plasma of a genie leaving its lamp." Fathi has received a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from The Poetry Foundation and is a former Fulbright Fellow to Brazil. She received her Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Houston and resides in calls Oakland, Calif.

For more information, call 399-8581 or visit coe.edu.