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Reading by poet, editor, publisher, and Vassar alumnus Stephen Motika, Thursday, September 27, 2012.

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—Vassar College's ALANA Center and LGBTQ and Gender Resources Office present a reading by alumnus Stephen Motika ’99, the author of Western Practice, a collection of poems that won the Kinereth Gensler Award from Alice James Books. The Huffington Post noted that in Western Practice "[Stephen Motika] offers a dreamily-radical perspective on poetry.” Motika’s reading will begin at 7:00pm on Thursday, September 27th in the Alana Center at Vassar College and is free and open to the public.

Poet, editor, and publisher, Stephen Motika was born in Santa Monica, California. He is the editor of Tiresias: The Collected Poems of Leland Hickman (2009) and the author of the poetry chapbook, Arrival and at Mono (2007). His articles and poems have appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, BOMB, The Brooklyn Review, Eleven Eleven, and The Poetry Project Newsletter, among other publications. His collaboration with artist Dianna Frid, “The Field,” was on view at Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 2003. A 2010-2011 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Resident, he is the program director at Poets House  and the publisher of Nightboat Books.

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Posted by Office of Communications Wednesday, September 12, 2012