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Peters Rushton Visiting Writers

Poets And Editors Sarah Gorham And Jeffrey Skinner To Read At U.Va. Oct. 25

October 15, 2001-- Two widely published Kentucky poets and fine-press editors, Sarah Gorham and Jeffrey Skinner, will read from their work on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the University of Virginia Bookstore as the Peters Rushton Visiting Writers at U.Va. Their 8 p.m. reading is free and open to the public.

Gorham is the author of several poetry volumes including "The Tension Zone," "Don't Go Back to Sleep," and "The Night Lifted Us" and is co-editor of "Last Call: Poems on Alcohol, Addiction, and Deliverance." She is founder and editor-in-chief of Sarabande Press, a distinguished non-profit literary press based in Louisville.

Skinner’s poetry collections include "Late Stars," "A Guide to Forgetting," "The Company of Heaven," and "The Moving Sidewalk." Gorham’s husband, he co-edited "Last Call" and serves as editorial consultant for Sarabande Books. He directs the creative writing program at the University of Louisville.

Founded in 1994 as an alternative to mainstream publishing, Sarabande has published dozens of volumes of high-quality poetry, essays, and short fiction and has received National Endowment for the Arts and private support. Gorham and Skinner will work with U.Va students during their visit the week of Oct. 25.

Contact: Bob Brickhouse, (434) 924-6856

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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