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First Winner of Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize Comes to Utica College


Jennifer Grotz to Read Excerpt from Her Book The Needle

Written By Abby Hansen '13, PR Intern

Jennifer Grotz to Read Excerpt from Her Book The Needle, First Winner of Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize Comes to Utica College

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Utica, NY (04/15/2013)
-  The first winner of the Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize will visit Utica College Thursday, April 25.

Jennifer Grotz, associate professor of English at the University of Rochester, will share a reading from her book, The Needle, which explores both Polish and American twentieth-century poetry and its traditions. Grotz received the Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize in 2012. NPR named The Needle one of the best five books of poetry published in 2011; it was also named the 2012 Best Book of Poetry by the Texas Institute of Letters.

The reading will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Willard Conference Room in DePerno Hall. A reception will follow; the event is free and open to the public.

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, 2012, and June 30, 2013, 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 entering a submission, 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 3,700 students in 38 undergraduate majors, 29 minors, 20 graduate degree programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs.

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