Distinguished poet Pimone Triplett to read from her work at Coe

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2014-03-27 13:36:09 - General

Pimone Triplett

Distinguished poet Pimone Triplett will share her poetry at the annual Paul Engle Poetry Reading on Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in Kesler Lecture Hall of Hickok Hall on the Coe College campus. The event is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow.

Described in the pages of The New Yorker as a poet "of complex surfaces and elegant ideas," Triplett will read new work as well as from her three collections of poetry. She will also participate in a question and answer discussion exploring her poetry, the writing process, identity, editing and much more with Coe Assistant Professor of English Nick Twemlow.

Triplett's most recent collection of poems is "Rumor." She is also the author of "The Price of Light" and "Ruining the Picture," as well as co-editor of the essay anthology, "Poet's Work, Poet's Play." A recipient of the Larry Levis Poetry Prize and the Hazel Hall Poetry Prize, her poems have appeared in journals such as Poetry, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Denver Quarterly, Iowa Review, Canary and many others. Her work has been widely anthologized, appearing in W.W. Norton's "Language for a New Century," "Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century" and "Asian American Poetry, the Next Generation," among others.

Triplett earned an MFA from the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. She teaches in the University of Washington MFA program and lives in Seattle with her husband and son.

The annual Paul Engle Poetry Reading honors the late Paul Engle, Cedar Rapids native, Coe College graduate and longtime director of the famed Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. In the spirit of Paul Engle's mentoring of young writers, Coe brings a distinguished poet to campus each year for a reading and an informal meeting with students.

For more information, call 399-8581.