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Award-winning Poet to Read from his Work April 29


April 12, 2010
Press Release #10-078

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Nationally published poet Bruce Cohen will read from his works as part of St. Mary's College of Maryland's VOICES Reading Series at 8:15 p.m., Thursday, April 29, 2010, at Daugherty-Palmer Commons. This event is free and open to the public.

A native of The Bronx, New York, Cohen was the 2007 recipient of an individual artist grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. His poems have appeared in a variety of literary journals including The Harvard Review, Poetry, and Quarterly West, and he has published two collections of his work, Swerve ( Black Lawrence Press), and Disloyal Yo-Yo (Dream Horse Press), which was awarded the 2007 Orphic Poetry Prize.

Cohen received his B.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Arizona and is currently the director of The Counseling Program for Intercollegiate Athletes at the University of Connecticut

 St. Mary's College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger's, and The Princeton Review. Founded in 1840 as Maryland's "monument school" commemorating the state's first capital, SMCM is the state's only public honors college.

More than 2,000 students attend the college, which has the highest graduation rate for all Maryland public colleges and universities. The school's waterfront campus along the St. Mary's River in Southern Maryland is home to the 2009 National Intercollegiate Sailing Association Co-ed champions.