Hartwick’s Pine Lake Hosts Poet for Reading, Conversation

May 17, 2010

In the last Conversation at the Lake of the 2009-10 academic year, poet and translator Anna Moschovakis will read from and discuss two poem series from her forthcoming second book, You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake, which engages questions of philosophy and politics with a mix of sobriety and playfulness. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19 in the Strawbale House at Hartwick College's Pine Lake Environmental Campus. It is free and open to the public.

Moschovakis' first book of poems, I Have Not Been Able to Get Through to Everyone, was a finalist for the Norba Farber first book award in 2006. A resident of Delaware County, she teaches creative writing at Pratt Institute and the Bard MFA program, and was named one of the Poetry Society of America's New American Poets for 2009. She also is a longstanding member-editor of Ugly Duckling Presse, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit publishing collective. This book was completed with the help of a 2009 fellowship in poetry from the New York Foundation of the Arts, which is a co-sponsor of this event.

Moschovakis is a 2009 Artist Fellowship recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts. This presentation is co-sponsored by Artists & Audiences Exchange, a NYFA public program. Conversations at the Lake are sponsored by Hartwick College and the Pine Lake Institute.

For more information, e-mail Pine Lake Resident Manager Peter Blue at, or call 607-278-5429.

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