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UW Creative Writing Program to Host Poet and Essayist April 21

April 13, 2016
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Linda Russo

Poet and essayist Linda Russo will read selections from her work Thursday, April 21, at 6 p.m. at Night Heron Books, located at 107 E. Ivinson Ave. in Laramie. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow the reading.

The University of Wyoming Creative Writing Program sponsors the event, which is free and open to the public.

Russo has written three books of poetry and a collection of literary-geographical essays. Her reading will celebrate the release of her new book of poetry, titled “Participant.” The collection won the Bessmilr Brigham Poets Prize.

“This long poem of observation, edged with philosophy and critique, floats effortlessly across the page, yet anchors in the consciousness like a vital point on a map of a still not fully visible present and future,” poet and novelist John Keene says of “Participant.”

Russo teaches courses in creative writing and literature at Washington State University. She received her Ph.D. in English from the Poetics Program at the University at Buffalo and her MFA from Emerson College.

For more information about the event, email the Creative Writing Program at

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