The English Department at HamiltonCollege presents a poetry and fiction reading by Naomi Guttman and Reggie Youngon Thursday, Jan. 30, at 8:00 p.m. in the Fillius Events Barn. The reading isfree and open to the general public.

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

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

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

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