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Poet and fiction writer Jim Daniels guest reader at the St. Norbert College Literary Awards

From St. Norbert College, April 5, 2006
by Cassandra Voss,, (920) 403-3089

Jim Daniels, Professor of English, poet and fiction writer will appear as a guest reader for the St. Norbert College Literary Awards Thursday, April 13, from 3-5 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater, Bemis International Center. Besides presenting the literary awards, Daniels will also read from his work and have a book signing reception. This event is free and open to the public.

Daniels is the director of Carnegie Mellon's prestigious undergraduate creative writing program and the author of 16 published books, a screenplay and a one-act play. His most recent work includes "Street," a collection of poems and the photos of photographer and Carnegie Mellon professor Charlee Brodsky, and Dumpster", an independent feature film he wrote and produced both of which appeared in 2005. He is the author of eight books of poems, including most recently, "Show and Tell: New and Selected Poems," University of Wisconsin Press (2003). "Show and Tell" was a finalist for the 2004 Paterson Poetry Prize.

Daniels eighth chapbook, "Digger's Blues," was published by Adastra Press in 2002. His second book of short stories, "Detroit Tales," was published by Michigan State University Press in 2003. "Detroit Tales" received a bronze medal for the 2004 ForeWord Book of the Year in the fiction-short stories category. In addition, he has edited or co-edited four anthologies of poetry, including "Letters to America: Contemporary American Poetry on Race," Wayne State University Press (1995) and "American Poetry: The Next Generation" (2000). He also wrote the screenplay for "No Pets," an independent feature film directed by Tony Buba (Braddock Films), and wrote "Heart of Hearts," a one-act play produced at the 13th Street Repertory Theater in New York. He has received two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and two from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. His poems have appeared in the Pushcart Prize and Best American Poetry anthologies.

The annual literary awards are part of St. Norbert College