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Poetry Reading at Washington and Lee on May 1

Poet Anna Lena Phillips will give a reading at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in the Outing Club Room (room 114), in Elrod Commons.

The reading is free and open to the public. She will be reading from her latest work.

Phillips is the author of “A Pocket Book of Forms,” a letterpress-printed, travel-sized guide to poetic forms. She is also the editor of Lookout Books and “Ecotone,” the University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s (UNCW) literary magazine that seeks to reimagine place.

Before joining UNCW, she co-founded the online literary journal “Fringe,” and served as senior editor at “American Scientist” magazine. She is a two-time recipient of the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg prize, the winner of the 2012 Southern Women Writers Conference Emerging Writers Award in poetry, and a winner of the Nazim Hikmet Poetry Competition.

Her work appears or is forthcoming in “International Poetry Review,” the “Anthology of Appalachian Writers,” “111O,” “Redux” and “Open Letters Monthly,” among other journals.