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Olivet College to host Abbie Copps poetry reading March 22
Mar 14, 2005

OLIVET, Mich. Olivet College is hosting the 42nd annual Abbie Copps Poetry Competition Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Dole Halls Klock Commons. The event is open to the public.

Since 1964, unpublished poems from across the world have been sent to Olivet College and judged as part of the Abbie Copps Poetry Competition. Cash prizes are awarded, and top poems are printed in the colleges Garfield Lake Review.

Carmen Bugan, author of Crossing the Carpathians and an editor of Oxford poetry, will read some of the competitions winning entries as well as an assortment of her poetry as part of the evenings activities.

Crossing the Carpathians is a collection of poems about exile, family, and the survival of love. Bugan was born in Romania, and her book has its origins in her experiences during the 1980s, as a child of political dissidents and as an exile from her country. Bugans poetry and prose have been featured in several journals including The Times Literary Supplement, PN Review, Cyphers, Magma Poetry and Modern Poetry in Translations. She won a Hopwood Award and a Cowden Memorial Fellowship at the University of Michigan for her poetry.

She earned a doctorate from Oxford University where she studied the poetry of Seamus Heaney and east European poetry in translation.

For more information, call (269) 749-7678.


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