Poet Denise Duhamel to Visit Campus

March 20, 2012 

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – On Wednesday, March 21, poet Denise Duhamel will visit campus as part of this year's Tongue & Ink Reading Series. Duhamel will hold a master class at 4 p.m. in room 201 of Stevenson Hall (203 Beecher St., Bloomington). At 7:30 p.m., she will give a reading in the Merwin Gallery of the Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building (6 Ames Plaza, Bloomington).

The events, which are free and open to the public, are sponsored by Tributaries and Sigma Tau Delta.

Duhamel is the author of various collections of poetry such as Kinky, which centers on Barbie in American culture, and Queen for the Day among many others.

A winner of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Duhamel has been widely published and anthologized in various collections including The Best American Poetry. Poet Edward Field says of Duhamel, "More than any other poet I know, Denise Duhamel, for all the witty, polished surface of her poems, communicates the ache of human existence."

For further information, contact Natalie Lalagos at nlalagos@iwu.edu or Kaz Frankiewicz at cfrankie@iwu.edu.

Contact: Kristin Fields, '12, (309) 556-3181, univcomm@iwu.edu