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First Poetry Reading at PSADs Bill Ford Gallery November 10

PADUCAH, KY (November 2, 2016) On November 10, author and editor AmyWright, creative writing coordinator at Tennessees Austin Peay State University, will visit Paducah and share readings from herpoetry, the first poetry reading to be held in the Paducah School of Art and Designs Bill Ford Gallery. The one-hour evening reading begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

TheBill Ford Gallery is such a unique space to hold a reading, it just makes sense to showcase the ways in which differentartistic disciplines can play off and enhance one another, said Britton Shurley, WKCTC associate professor of English and event coordinator.

Shurley added, Amy Wright is a poet whose work is bothwide ranging and exciting. Whether she's examining complexissues of biodiversity andhumanity's precarious relationship with nature, as inEverything in the Universe, or tackling theequally complex terrain of race, class, and gender in the American south, as inCracker Sonnets, her poems are moving and electric, said Shurley.

Wright received a Bachelor of Arts in English from theUniversity of Virginia, a Master of Arts in English from theUniversity of Colorado, Boulder, and a Ph.D. from theUniversity of Denver.In 2007, she joined the creative writing faculty ofAustin Peay State University.

She is also Nonfiction Editor of Zone 3 Press, and her work has been awarded with an Individual Artist Grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission, a fellowship to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and two Peter Taylor Fellowships to theKenyon ReviewWriters Workshop. Some of her writing appears inBrevity,Kenyon Review,Tupelo Quarterly, andMcSweeneys Internet Tendencyand is archived at awrightawright.com.

For more information about the poetry reading, contact Britton Shurley atbritton.shurley@kctcs.eduor (270) 534-3243.