Friday, November 4, 2011

Poet Dora Malech to Read at Lit House Nov. 17

CHESTERTOWN, MD—Poet and artist Dora Malech will read from her collections at the Rose O’Neill Literary House on Thursday, November 17. The reading, part of the English Department’s “Living Writers” course, begins at 4:30 and is free and open to the public.
In a review of Malech’s 2009 debut poetry book, Shore Ordered Ocean (Waywiser Press), writer Bill Mahire wrote, “Dora Malech knows just about everything there is to know about the risky music that lives in language. But she also knows about Truth and Beauty. She’s far too wise to try and make these last two rhyme, but she constantly tempts them into conversation.”
Malech’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Best New Poets, American Letters & Commentary, The Yale Review and other publications. She has received numerous writing fellowships, including a Frederick M. Clapp Poetry Fellowship from Yale, a Truman Capote Fellowship, and a 2010 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship.
Malech has been both a participant and an instructor at the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop. A native of Bethesda, Md., she now lives in Iowa City, IA, where she coordinates the Iowa Youth Writing Project, an arts outreach program for children and teens.
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