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Poet Kathleen Heideman to present at Marian University

April 19, 2011

FOND DU LAC, Wis. — Marian University’s English Department is proud to present the award-winning poet Kathleen Heideman, on Tuesday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Stayer Center Auditorium.

Heideman, a native of Wisconsin, is known for her poetry featuring elements of nature and the environment. Heideman was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize as well as being named a 2011 fellow of The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico.

Heideman has served as writer-in-residence with the Andrews Experimental Forest in Oregon, Aspen Guard Station in Colorado, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin and at Badlands National Park in South Dakota. A previous fellowship with the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program enabled her to work with scientists at the South Pole, McMurdo station and various remote field camps.

Her poetry has been included in a variety of anthologies and other venues, including the National Parks Traveler, American Poetry Review and the Ambassador Poetry Project, among others. Heideman is the author of two chapbooks, “Explaining Pictures to a Dead Hare” and “She Used to Have Some Cows.”

Heideman holds degrees from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design and Northern Michigan University.

This event is co-sponsored by Marian University’s Department of Cultural, Media and Gender Studies, and the Social Justice Committee.

This reading is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Jen Caruso at jacaruso58@marianuniversity.edu or 920-923-8627.

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