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poet and photographer
Poet Claudia Rankine and Photographer John Lucas

UTSA hosts creative writing, reading series

By Ashley Harris
Public Affairs Specialist

(April 4, 2007)--The UTSA Department of Department of English, Classics and Philosophy will host the final spring event for the 2007 Creative Writing Reading Series with a presentation by poet Claudia Rankine and photographer John Lucas at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 5 in the John Peace Library Building Assembly Room (4.03.08), 1604 Campus.

The event will feature a series of multimedia collaborations that combine poetry and images that reflect real-life experiences.

A native of Jamaica, Rankine earned her B.A. from Williams College and her M.F.A. in poetry from Columbia University. She is the author of four collections of poetry, including "Don't Let Me Be Lonely" (Graywolf 2004), "PLOT" (2001), "The End of the Alphabet" (1998) and "Nothing in Nature is Private" (1995), which received the Cleveland State Poetry Prize. She also received the 2004 Academy of American Poets fellowship.

Lucas' work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States and internationally including Galarie Marouska in Lyon, France; La Panaderia in Mexico City; DeBond, Brugges in Belgium; Fieldgate in London, England, and David Jacobs Fine Art in Santa Monica, Calif. He lives and works in Southern California.

For more information, contact UTSA Assistant Professor David Ray Vance at (210) 458-5359.

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