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Acclaimed Poet to Read His Work at Night Heron Books Sept. 22

September 12, 2012

Award-winning poet CAConrad will read from his work at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Night Heron Books, located at 107 E. Ivinson St.

The University of Wyoming MFA Program in Creative Writing sponsors the program as part of the Visiting Writers Series. A Philadelphia resident, CAConrad will read from his new collection of poems “A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon” (Wave Books, 2012). He will sign his books following the reading.

Sean Singer of The Rumpus says, “I found this text to be profound, relentless, frustrating, inspiring, demanding, silly, pompous, elastic and mind-expanding. That is what poetry is for, and this is for poetry.”

His other poetry collections include “Deviant Propulsion”; “Advanced Elvis Course”; “The Book of Frank,” which earned him the Gil Ott Book Award; and “The City Real & Imagined,” with poet Frank Sherlock.

CAConrad received a fellowship from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage; is a 2012 RADAR and UCROSS Fellow; and a 2013 BANFF Fellow.

“The MFA in Creative Writing program ultimately aims to mentor a new generation of writers. Each semester, the program’s Visiting Writers Series bring distinguished writers and emerging new voices to Wyoming,” says Director Beth Loffreda. “The program is fortunate to add CAConrad to its list of recent guests, which includes Charles Baxter, Don DeLillo, Camille Dungy, Maggie Nelson and many others.”

For more information about CAConrad’s presentation or the MFA Program in Creative Writing program, visit the MFA website at or contact Gwynn Lemler at (307)766-6453 or email

CAConrad will read from his new collection of poetry Saturday, Sept. 22, at 5 p.m. at Night Heron Books, located at 107 E. Ivinson Ave.

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