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USM Presents poet Marianne Boruch, March 13 @ 7pm in Portland


Award-Winning Poet Marianne Baruch to Read at University of Southern Maine in Portland at 7pm on March 13, as part of USM's 2012-13 Reading Series.

Boruch is the author of seven poetry collection, including The Book of Hours (Copper Canyon Press, 2011), Grace, Fallen from (Wesleyan University Press, 2008), and A Stick that Breaks and Breaks (Oberlin College Press, 1997). She is the author of the memoir The Glimpse Traveler, about a hitchhiking trip she made in 1971. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Poerty Lonon, Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. She's been awarded Pushcart Prizes and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. A new collection of poetry, Cadaver, Speak (Copper Canyon Press) is forthcoming. Currently, Boruch teaches at Purdue University and Warren Wilson's low-residency MFA.

Claire Keyes says of Boruch's work, "[Boruch] speaks with a quiet intimacy and openness of the ordinary events of life: waiting for an elevator, writing words on paper, overhearing someone on a cell phone."

Boruch will read in the auditorium of the Woodbury Campus Center on Bedford Street in Portland.

The reading starts at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public. Come early as sitting is limited.

If you want more information about Boruch, the Poetry Foundation maintains a wonderful page about Boruch and include links to a few of her poems. That site is here:

For additional information about the reading, please contact Justin Tussing at:

207/780-8393 or e-mail:


Award-Winning Poet Marianne Boruch to Read at University ofSouthern Maine in Portland on Wednesday, March 13, at 7pm.



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