February 8, 2013
Contact: University Relations
Renowned poet Jehanne Dubrow will open the University of Baltimore's M.F.A. Spring Reading Series on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Bogomolny Room in the UB Student Center, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave. The event is free and open to the public.
Dubrow is the author of four poetry collections, including Red Army Red and Stateside (Northwestern University Press, 2012 and 2010 respectively). Her first book, The Hardship Post (2009), won the Three Candles Press Open Book Award. Her second collection, From the Fever-World, won the Washington Writers' Publishing House Poetry Competition. Finishing Line Press published her chapbook, The Promised Bride, in 2007.
In addition to her poems, Dubrow has written creative nonfiction and book reviews for several journals, including Southern Review, The New Republic, Poetry, Ploughshares, The Hudson Review, The New England Review, West Branch, Gulf Coast, Blackbird, Copper Nickel, and Prairie Schooner, as well as on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily.
She has received the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America, the Towson University Prize for Literature, an Individual Artist's Award from the Maryland State Arts Council, a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship and Howard Nemerov Poetry Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and a Sosland Foundation Fellowship from the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Dubrow was born in Italy and grew up in Yugoslavia, Zaire, Poland, Belgium, Austria, and the United States. She lives on Maryland's Eastern Shore, where she serves as director of the Rose O'Neill Literary House and as an assistant professor in creative writing and literature at Washington College. She also teaches at the Writer's Center in Bethesda, Md.
The M.F.A. Spring Reading Series is sponsored by the Hearst Visiting Scholars Fund and the Klein Family Fund.
Learn more about UB's M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts.
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