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Award-Winning Poets on Campus for Reading

Published: March 29, 2004
Poets Sara Maclay and Julia Levine, winners of the Tampa Review Prize, appear at UT for a reading on Thursday, April 8, at 8 p.m. in the Allen N. Reeves Theater (second floor, Vaughn Center).

Sarah Maclay’s poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Field, Hotel Amerika, Solo, Pool, ZZYZYVA, Lyric, Runes, Cider Press Review and other magazines, including Poetry International, where she is the book review editor. Her critical work will soon appear in The Writer’s Chronicle. Winner of the 2003 Tampa Review Prize for her volume WHORE, she also was a finalist for the 2003 Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry, and a semi-finalist for both the 2003 Kenyon Review Poetry Prize (Zoo Press) and the 2002 Tupelo Press First Book Prize.  


The author of three chapbooks, Ice from the Belly (Farstarfire Press), Shadow of Light (Inevitable Press) and Weeding the Duchess (Black Stone Press), she also co-edited the anthology Echo 6 8 1 for Beyond Baroque, where she has been a poet in residence. A Montana native, she grew up on a ranch in the Bitterroot Valley, received degrees from Oberlin College and Vermont College, has worked in the film and software industries, and teaches writing in Los Angeles.

Julia B. Levine's awards in poetry include the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry for her second collection, Ask; the Anhinga Poetry Prize for her first collection, Practicing for Heaven (which also won a bronze medal from Foreword magazine), the Discovery/The Nation Award, the Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry, the Lullwater Review prize in poetry, and fellowships from the Sewanee Writer's Conference, the California Arts Council and the Djerassi Foundation. She has been nominated multiple times for a Pushcart Prize.


Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including The Southern Poetry Review, Ploughshares, The Nation, Prairie Schooner, Poetry East, and Zone 3. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives and works in Davis, California.