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HAMILTON ENGLISH PROFESSORS TO GIVE READING

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Posted January 16, 1997
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The English Department at Hamilton College presents a poetry and fiction reading by Naomi Guttman and Reggie Young on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 8:00 p.m. in the Fillius Events Barn. The reading is free and open to the general public.

Guttman is the author of Reasons for Winter, a book of poems. Her fiction

and poetry have also appeared in various journals and anthologies. She received her M.F.A. from Warren Wilson College in North Carolina, and attended the University of Southern California for doctoral studies. She is co-author of the 1991-1992 Annotated Bibliography of Anglophone Caribbean Literature (Callaloo, 15.1). Her article Dream of a Mother Language: History and Myth in M. Nourbese Philip's She Tries Her Tongue Her Silence Softly Breaks is forthcoming in Melus. She has received grants from the Ministere des Affaires culturelles and the Canada Council and is a winner of the Bliss Carman Award for Lyric Poetry. Currently, she is an assistant professor of English at Hamilton.

Young is the author of Salvation Song, a novel written for his dissertation at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Excerpts from the novel have appeared in African American Review, West Side Stories and Spoon River Quarterly. He has published The Da[y]ze of Bluesville Boyz, a chapbook of poetry, and his poems have also appeared in Black American Literature Forum, Red Shoes Review and other collections. His forthcoming critical book, Liberating Literaries: Rap, Resistance, and Redemption in African American Expressive Culture is scheduled for 1997 publication by St. Martin's Press. Young was a Jesse Ball duPont Visiting Poet at Randolph Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Va., his honors and awards also include a PEN Discovery Award and an Illinois Poet Laureate Award. He is currently a visiting professor of English at Hamilton.

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