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Literary House

Poets Writing the Lyrical Essay: An Evening with Lia Purpura

Date: 4:30pm EDT November 13 EST

Sponsored by the Rose O’Neill Literary House.


Lia Purpura the author of seven collections of essays, poems and translations, most recently, Rough Likeness (essays) and King Baby (poems). Her honors include a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, National Endowment for the Arts and Fulbright Fellowships, three Pushcart prizes, the Associated Writing Programs Award in Nonfiction, and the Beatrice Hawley, and Ohio State University Press awards in poetry. Recent work appears in AGNI, Field, The Georgia Review, Orion, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Best American Essays, andelsewhere She is Writer-in-Residence at The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, a member of the core faculty at the Rainier Writing Workshop, and teaches at writing programs around the country, including, most recently, the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference. She lives in Baltimore, MD.

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