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April 9, 2018

SVSU to host reading by award-winning poet

Saginaw Valley State University will host a poetry reading by author Jane Mead Tuesday, April 17 at 5 p.m. in Founders Hall as part of the Voices in the Valley Reading Series.

Mead is the author of five collections of poetry. Her newest collection, “World of Made and Unmade,” was published in 2016 and became a finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize and The Los Angeles Times Book Award. Mead has received multiple honors for her work, including a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a Whiting Writers Award, and Lannan Foundation Completion Grant.

Mead completed a bachelor's degree in economics at Vassar College, a Master of Arts at Syracuse University, and a Master of Fine Arts from The University of Iowa. She was a poet-in-residence at Wake Forest University for several years, and most recently taught as a visiting teacher at The University of Iowa. Today, Mead manages her family’s ranch in northern California

The reading is free and open to the public. For more information on the performance and the Voices in the Valley Reading Series, please call Arra Ross, SVSU associate professor of English, at (989) 964-4032.