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Poet April Lindner to Speak at CCC on Monday, April 11

DATE: 04-05-2011

April Lindner, the 2011 Visiting Writer at Cayuga Community College, will give a reading from her works at 11 a.m. Monday, April 11 in the Norman F. Bourke Memorial Library, 197 Franklin St., Auburn campus.   

Lindner, an associate professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, is an acclaimed poet and author. Her poetry collection, SKIN, received the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry.  Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, The Greensboro Review, and numerous other literary journals, as well as anthologies and textbooks.

Her first novel, Jane, a contemporary retelling of the classic novel Jane Eyre, grabbed the attention of national reviewers, including the Associated Press who called the book a “rousing retelling.”

She is currently working a second novel, Catherine, which she described as a modern retelling of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights that is “told in two voices, 20 years apart, and set against the East Village punk scene.”

The program, which is sponsored by the College’s Humanities Division, is free and open to all.