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Winner of Shenandoah’s Glasgow Prize to Give Reading of Her Work

— by on May 7th, 2008

Emerging poet Emily Rosko will give a reading of her work at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, May 20, at 4:30 p.m. in Elrod Commons, room 216. The event will begin with an informal public interview of Rosko by Lesley Wheeler, professor and head of the English department.

This event is free and open to the community.

Rosko is the author of Raw Goods Inventory, winner of both the 2005 Iowa Poetry Prize and the 2007 Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers from Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review. Recipient of the Stegner, the Ruth Lilly and Javits fellowships, her work has been published in journals such as The Beloit Poetry Journal, The Denver Quarterly, The Laurel Review and Pleiades.

Of Rosko’s work, poet Alice Fulton writes, “There is a persuasive emotional and cerebral undertow to Rosko’s meditations; she is a poet of conscience who confronts the largest ethical dilemmas without succumbing to simplicities. She is a breathtaking, in fact, thrilling young poet who makes me want to read and read and write and write.”

Rosko holds degrees from Purdue and Cornell universities, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in creative writing and literature at the University of Missouri.