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Award-winning poet Dorianne Laux to read at 8th annual Morton Marcus memorial event

October 19, 2017

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Award-winning American poet, Dorianne Laux will be the featured guest at the eighth annual Morton Marcus Poetry Reading, Thursday, November 16, at 5:30 p.m. in the Humanities Lecture Hall at Cowell College.

The event is held each year to honor poet, teacher, film critic, and Santa Cruz cultural icon Morton Marcus (1936-2009).

It was created to continue Marcus’s tradition of bringing acclaimed poets to Santa Cruz County, to acknowledge the significant role poetry has played in the community’s history, and to help preserve poetry’s influence in the county’s culture.

UC Santa Cruz humanities lecturer and alumnus Gary Young–Santa Cruz’s first ever poet laureate–will emcee the program and present a $1,000 prize to the winner of the annual Morton Marcus Poetry Contest.

Admission is free, and the public is invited.

Dorianne Laux’s most recent collections of poetry are The Book of Men(winner of The Paterson Prize and The Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry) and Facts about the Moon (winner of the Oregon Book Award).

 

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