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ICC to host acclaimed poet Allison Blevins

ICC to host acclaimed poet Allison Blevins

The ICC English Department will host acclaimed regional poet and author Allison Blevins for a special reading of her work Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in the ICC Library (located in the Academic Building). The event is free and open to the community.

Blevins is a lecturer for the Women's Studies Program at Pittsburg State University and the Department of English and Philosophy at Missouri Southern State University.

Her work has appeared in such journals as Mid-American Review, The Minnesota Review, Nimrod International Journal, Sinister Wisdom and Josephine Quarterly. She is the author of the chapbooks Letters to Joan (Lithic Press, 2019) and A Season for Speaking (Seven Kitchens Press, 2019), and she is the winner of the Robin Becker Prize.

Blevins earned a Master of Fine Arts degree at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina and currently resides with her wife and three children in Missouri, where she co-organizes a downtown poetry reading series and is editor-in-chief of the Harbor Review publication.