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Nassar Poetry Winner to Read at UC

Juliana Gray to Read Excerpt from Award-Winning

Written By Tyler Gardinier '14, PR Intern

Associate professor at Alfred has authored two full-length poetry collections


Utica, NY (03/31/2014)
- Juliana Gray, winner of the Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize, will visit Utica College Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Carbone Family Auditorium. The reading is free and open to the public.

Gray, author and associate professor of English at Alfred University, will share a reading from her book, Roleplay, which won the 2010 Orphic Prize and was published by Dream Horse Press in 2012.

Gray is the author of two full-length poetry collections. Her first book of poetry, The Man Under My Skin, was published in 2005. Gray’s recent poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from Barrow Street, Measure, 32 Poems, Waccamaw and elsewhere.

Roleplay is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers.
Submissions are now being accepted for this year. To be eligible, a work must be a book of poems in English, at least 48 pages long, and must have been published between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014, by a resident of Upstate New York. All books entered in competition will be donated to the Utica College Library and the Utica Public Library.

For more information on this event or submitting an entry, contact Gary Leising, associate professor of English at Utica College, at (315) 223-2381, or at gleisin@utica.edu

About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls over 4,000 students in 36 undergraduate majors, 27 minors, 21 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs.


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