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Poet Michelle Boisseau to Give Reading at UT March 28

Published: March 20, 2017
Boisseau is the author of five poetry collections, most recently "Among the Gorgons."

On Tuesday, March 28, award-winning poet Michelle Boisseau will give a reading at The University of Tampa as part of the Writers at the University series and the Florida Literary Arts Coalition’s Writer’s Circuit. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, 310 North Blvd., and is free and open to the public.

Boisseau is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Among the Gorgons (University of Tampa Press, 2016), which was the winner of the 2015 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry.

Her other works include A Sunday in God-Years (University of Arkansas Press, 2009); Trembling Air (University of Arkansas Press, 2003), which was a PEN USA finalist; Understory (Northeastern University Press, 1996), which received the Morse Prize; and No Private Life (Vanderbilt; 1990). Her university text book, Writing Poems (Longman), is in its eighth edition.

She has twice been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Poetry, most recently in 2010.

Boisseau is professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she is also senior editor of BkMk Press and contributing editor of New Letters.

For more information, contact Lynne Bartis at or (813) 257-3514.