Former Hartwick College Poet Carol Frost to Read

September 23, 2009

The Hartwick College Visiting Writers Series will welcome back Carol Frost to read from her new work on Thursday, October 1 at 8 p.m. in Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, on the Hartwick campus. The reading is free and open to the public.

Frost was writer-in-residence and professor of English at Hartwick College from 1981 to 2008. That year she was appointed to the Theodore Bruce and Barbara Lawrence Alfond Chair at Rollins College, Winter Park, FL. She is the author of 10 books of poems, including most recently The Queen's Desertion, I Will Say Beauty, Love and Scorn: New and Selected Poems. Her poems have appeared in four Pushcart Prize anthologies, and she has been a recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. The Poets' Prize and Elliston Award committees have also honored her work. She has published poems in anthologies and journals including The Atlantic Monthly, American Poetry Review, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, The New York Times, Poetry, Shenandoah, TriQuarterly, and many others. In addition, her essays on poetics have appeared in print, largely in the New England Review, and on the web.

Frost founded and for 15 years directed the Catskill Poetry Workshop, and she served as poetry editor for Pushcart Prize XXIII in 2003 and as a poetry judge for the 2005 National Book Award. She has held distinguished professorships at Bucknell University, Washington University and Wichita State University. She also has taught at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, Poets at Work in Salt Lake City, the Five Island Press poetry conference in Australia, and for the MFA programs at Warren Wilson College and New England College. In the fall of 2008 she held the National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Professorship at SUNY-Potsdam. At Rollins College, she directs Winter with the Writers, A Festival of the Literary Arts.

She spends time and writes each spring on Florida's "Nature Coast" and for a few weeks each summer at Elizabeth Bishop's childhood home in Great Village, Nova Scotia, which she owns in partnership with a group of American and Nova Scotian scholars and writers.

Her reading is sponsored by the Visiting Writers Series and Department of English & Theatre Arts. For information, call 607-431-4902.

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Contact: Christopher Lott
Phone: 607-431-4030