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Kirk Nesset To Read from Collection of Works

Kirk Nesset To Read from Collection of Works

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     November 9, 2010- Kirk Nesset, author of two books of stories, Mr. Agreeable and Paradise Road, as well as a nonfiction study, The Stories of Raymond Carver, a book of poems, Saint X, and a book of translations, Alphabet of the World: Selected Works of Eugenio Montej, will read from his collection at 6 p.m.  Thursday, November 11 in the Pitt-Johnstown Living/Learning Center University Room.  The event is being held as part of the Fall Reading Series and is sponsored by the Program in Creative and Professional Writing.

     Mr. Nesset is currently a professor of English and creative writing at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. His writings have appeared in The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, American Poetry Review, Gettysburg Review, Iowa Review, Ploughshares, Agni, and The Sun and Prairie Schoone. He was awarded the Drue Heinz Literature Prize in 2007 and has received a Pushcart Prize and grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

     Of Nessets most recent poetry book, Saints X, poet Denise Duhamel has said, “At war with the middle, nakedly sane, these poems make you look again, think twice, think again, and feel glad that such an unsettling imagination is at work in poetry.”

     This reading is free and open to the public.

     For more information on Mr. Nesset visit For additional information on the reading series, contact Dr. Michael W. Cox, Pitt-Johnstown, at 814-269-7159 or

     Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh.  The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.  Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by U.S.News & World Report as a “Best Baccalaureate College”, by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College”, and by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School.”  Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 11/9/2010 2:30:00 PM