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An Evening of Poetry with Shara Lessley


Date: 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT April 17

2014 Mary Wood Fellow, poet Shara Lessley reads from her work. The poetry reading will be followed by a book sale and signing.


A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford, Shara Lessley is the author of Two-Headed Nightingale (New Issues 2012). Her awards include an Artist Fellowship from the State of North Carolina, the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, Colgate University’s O’Connor Fellowship, The Gilman School’s Tickner Fellowship, and a “Discovery” / The Nation prize. Shara’s poems have appeared in PloughsharesThe Kenyon ReviewThe Southern ReviewThe Missouri Review, and New England Review, among others. A recent resident of the Middle East, Shara is completing a new collection titled The Explosive Expert’s Wife and can be reached at www.sharalessley.com.

This event is part of the 2014 Mary Wood Fellowship. This year’s Fellow, Shara Lessley, will be in-residence at Washington College from April 14-18, 2014.



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