Diane Raptosh
Diane Raptosh

The Hamilton College English department will host a reading by Diane Raptosh, renowned poet and National Book Award finalist, on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ. The reading is free and open to the public.

Raptosh, the Boise Poet Laureate and Idaho Writer-in Residence, is a graduate of the University of Michigan MFA program and currently holds the Eyck-Berringer Endowed Chair in English at The College of Idaho. Aside from her teaching positions in literature and creative writing, Raptosh also directs the criminal justice and prison studies program at the college.

Her 2013 poetry collection, American Amnesiac, is long listed for the National Book Award while her other published collections, including Parents from a Different Alphabet, Labor Songs, and Just West of Now, remain highly distinguished. A three-time recipient of the Fellowship in Literature from the Idaho Commission of the Arts, Raptosh conducts writing workshops and lectures throughout the country.

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