November 11, 2002
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.- The Amherst College Creative Writing Center will continue its Fall Reading Series with an appearance by poet Matthew Zapruder on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. in the Amherst Center for Russian Culture (Webster 202). The Center is co-sponsoring the event.

A 1989 graduate of Amherst College, Zapruder returns to read from his first book of poems, American Linden, which won the 2001 Tupelo Press Editors' Prize. Zapruder, whose poems have been published in the New Yorker, the New Republic, and the Harvard Review, is co-founder and editor-in-chief of Verse Press, an independent publishing house. He teaches poetry at the New School and will be the James Merrill-Visiting Writer in Stonington, CT next year.

The Amherst College Creative Writing Center puts on a yearly reading series featuring both emerging and established authors. The Center's Website is at