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UW-Eau Claire Creative Writing Faculty
To Share Original Works During Reading

 MAILED:  March 21, 2003

EAU CLAIRE - Max Garland and Bruce Taylor, creative writing faculty members in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's English department, will share original works during a reading at 8 p.m. April 7 in the Cabin of Davies Center.

NOTA (None of the Above), the university's creative arts organization, will sponsor the reading. The event is free and open to the public.

Garland grew up in western Kentucky where he held numerous jobs, including ice cream truck driver and termite inspector. He was a rural mail carrier for many years on the route where he was born. He has a master's degree in poetry from the University of Iowa, and his poetry and fiction have appeared in Poetry, New England Review, Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review and other journals and anthologies. Awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship, a Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Poetry Fellowship, a Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship, the Tara Short Fiction Award, James Michener Fellowship for Fiction, Bush Artist Fellowship, and inclusion in the 1995 Best American Short Stories. His book of poems, The Postal Confessions, was the winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry. A new manuscript of poems, Bible Days, has just been completed.

Taylor is the author of five chapbooks of poetry including This Day, and editor of seven anthologies including Eating the Menu: A Contemporary American Poetry, Wisconsin Poetry, and, with Patti See, Higher Learning. His poetry, fiction and translations have appeared in such places as Carve, The Chicago Review, The Columbia Review, The Exquisite Corpse, The Formalist, Light, The Literary Review, The Nation, Nerve, The New York Quarterly, and The Northwest Review and Poetry. Taylor has won awards and fellowships from the Bush Artist Foundation, Wisconsin Arts Board, the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities and Fulbright-Hayes.

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