BRUNSWICK – Poets Oliver de la Paz and Evie Shockley will give a public reading at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Bowdoin College. The reading is open to the public in Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union. Admission is free.

De la Paz was born in Manila, Philippines, and was raised in Ontario, Oregon. His book of prose and verse, “Names Above Houses,” won the Crab Orchard Award Series. His second collection of poems, “Furious Lullaby,” was published in fall 2007 by SIU Press.

His work has appeared in journals such as Quarterly West, Cream City Review, Third Coast and North American Review. He teaches creative writing at Western Washington University.

Shockley is the author of a chapbook, “The Gorgon Goddess,” and the collection “a half-red sea,” both with Carolina Wren Press. Her poetry also appears in Beloit Poetry Journal, Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review, Fascicle, Hambone, HOW2, Talisman and other journals and anthologies. She teaches African American literature and creative writing at Rutgers University.

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