March 19, 2004
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass - Poet Lisa Beskin will read from her work at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 12, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. The event, sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Beskin's book of poems, My Work Among the Faithful, was the winner of the 2003 Blue Lynx Award and will be published in May by the Lynx House Press. Beskin has received awards from the Academy of American Poets and the Associated Writing Programs, and her poems have appeared in such publications as the Denver Quarterly, McSweeney's, jubilat, the Boston Review and Fence. She was a featured poet on the Poetry Daily Web site, and is included in its recently published anthology, Poetry Daily: 366 Poems from the World's Most Popular Poetry Website. She has taught at Yale University, Mount Holyoke College, and Amherst College.

The Amherst College Creative Writing Center puts on a yearly reading series featuring both emerging and established authors. More information is available at the center's Web site