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Friday, August 19, 2022

UE’s Coffee Hour – Erica Dawson

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Join students, faculty, and friends of the University of Evansville’s Department of Creative Writing for coffee and cookies as celebrated authors read their published works. The authors will be available afterward for conversation and book signings.

Erica Dawson’s second collection of poetry, The Small Blades Hurt, was published by Measure Press in January 2014. Slate has commented that she "generates great energy by pulling at the impossible and sometimes pleasurable tangles of what is constant in us, and what is disposable in the world." Her first collection, Big-Eyed Afraid, won the 2006 Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize and was published by Waywiser Press in 2007, and her various poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2012 and 2008, Poetry: A Pocket Anthology, Harvard Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many other journals and anthologies.

Erica currently lives in Florida where she is an assistant professor of English and writing at the University of Tampa.

Contact William Baer, professor of creative writing, for more information.