Sharkey to read from her new book at UMF

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FARMINGTON — Lee Sharkey, poet, author, editor, teacher and activist, will read from her new book, “Calendars of Fire,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, in The Landing in Olsen Student Center at the University of Maine at Farmington.

A longtime UMF faculty member, Sharkey served as an assistant professor of English and women’s studies. Her activism for peace and social justice has been an inspiration in the classroom and beyond.

Her publications include six chapbooks and four full-length volumes. She was the recipient of the Abraham Sutzkever Centennial Award in Translation in 2013, the 2010 Maine Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Fellowship in Literary Arts and the 1997 Rainmaker Award in Poetry, judged by Carolyn Forché.

Her poems have appeared in Ancora Imparo, Cerise Press, Crazyhorse, Drunken Boat, FIELD, Kenyon Review, Nimrod, The Pinch, Prairie Schooner, Seattle Review and other literary magazines.

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Since 2003, she has co-edited the Beloit Poetry Journal, one of the country’s oldest and most respected poetry journals.

This reading is sponsored by the UMF Creative Writing Program and the Division of Humanities. It is free and open to the public.

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