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Olivet College to host Abbie Copps poetry reading March 28
Mar 08, 2006

OLIVET, Mich. Olivet College is hosting the 43rd annual Abbie Copps Poetry Competition Tuesday, March 28 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Since 1964, unpublished poems from across the world have been sent to Olivet College and judged as part of the Abbie Copps Poetry Competition.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 Garfield Lake Review, the colleges literary arts magazine.

Poets Julie Moulds and John Rybicki, will announce the competitions winners and read some of the winning entries as well as an assortment of their poetry as part of the evenings activities.

Moulds, a Michigan native, taught creative writing and childrens literature for many years. She is also the librettist of the operetta, Baba Yaga, which is based on Russian folklore. Her poems have been featured in several journals, including the Cream City Review, Easy Rider, Gulf Coast, New York Quarterly and Quarterly West. Her latest book, A Night Sonnet, So Far, features formalist poetry as well as the photography of Mary Whalen. Moulds has published several other collections of poetry including, The Woman With a Cubed Head.

Rybicki works with Hospice teaching creative writing to children who have experienced trauma or loss. He also teaches creative writing to inner-city children in Detroit. Rybickis poems and prose have appeared in Field, North American Review, Poetry, Quarterly and TriQuarterly. He authored two full-length books of poems, Traveling at High Speeds and We Bed Down Into Water.

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


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