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Ruth Awad Poetry Reading

October 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Ruth Awad reads from her award-winning collection Set to Music a Wildfire.

Ruth Awad is an award-winning Lebanese-American poet whose debut poetry collection Set to Music a Wildfire (Southern Indiana Review Press 2017) won the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize and the 2018 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry.

Her work also appears in the anthologies New Moons: Contemporary Writing by North American Muslims (Red Hen Press, 2021), Making Mirrors: Writing/Righting by and for Refugees (Interlink Books, 2019), The Orison Anthology, Vol. 3 (Orison Books, 2019), Bettering American Poetry Volume 2 (Bettering Books, 2017), The Hundred Years’ War: Modern War Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2014), New Poetry from the Midwest 2014 (New American Press, 2015), and Poets on Growth (Math Paper Press, 2015). She won the 2012 and 2013 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize and the 2011 Copper Nickel Poetry Contest, and she was a finalist for the 2013 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. She and Rachel Mennies co-edit The Familiar Wild: On Dogs & Poetry, an anthology forthcoming from Sundress Publications in 2020. She served as the guest poetry editor for Epiphany Magazine.

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October 17, 2020
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm