Poetry Reading at Brazos on Thursday

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June 6, 2012 by WITS Editor

On Thursday, June 7th at 7 PM, please join us at Brazos Bookstore to hear read two former WITS writers, Glenn Shaheen and Lauren Berry.

Lauren’s book The Lifting Dressis a National Poetry Series Selection for Penguin. Lauren received her MA from the University of Houston, where she won the Inprint Verlaine Prize and served as poetry editor for Gulf Coast.

Glenn’s work has appeared in Ploughshares, The New Republic, and many other journals.  He received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston and works as the Secretary of Communication for the Radius of Arab-American Writers, Inc.

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