David Mlls

Poet David Mills to Read at Hartwick College

April 4, 2011

Hartwick College invites the community and colleges to celebrate National Poetry Month, with a reading by poet David Mills at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, in Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, on the Hartwick College campus. 

Mills also will give a one-person show of the poetry and enduring legacy of Langston Hughes, at 7 p.m., Friday, April 8, in Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center, on the State University of New York at Oneonta campus.

Mills, a cum laude graduate of Yale University, received an MFA in creative writing/poetry from New York University. His book The Dream Detective is a small-press bestseller. His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Jubilat, Callaloo, Rattapallax and The Pedestal magazine, among others. He has won fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Henry James Foundation, Soros Foundation,and the Pan-African Literary Forum. His poems have been displayed at the Venice Biennale arts festival, and he has recorded his poetry on RCA records.

The reading at Hartwick College is sponsored the Visiting Writers Series, funded by the NEH Visiting Professorship and the Arts and Humanities Division. 

Both events are free and open to the public. For information on the reading, call 607-431-4902; on the Hughes performance call 607-436-3449.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Christopher Lott
Phone: 607-431-4030