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Loyola alumna to read poetry collection as part of New Orleans Book Fair

October 24, 2008

Loyola University New Orleans alumna Holly Iglesias will read from her first poetry collection, “Souvenirs of a Shrunken World,” on Friday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m., at Sound Café, 2700 Chartres St., New Orleans, as part of the New Orleans Book Fair.

Iglesias will be joined by Mark Yakich, associate professor of English at Loyola University, and poet Chuck Perkins.

“Souvenirs of a Shrunken World” focuses on the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, an event commemorating the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase.

Iglesias is the winner of the 2008 Kore Press First Book Award. She is a poet and translator whose work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Prose Poem, Arts & Letters, Barrow Street, Margie, Crab Orchard Review, Massachusetts Review and Spoon River Poetry Review. She has been awarded fellowships by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Edward Albee Foundation. She is the author of two chapbooks, “Hands-on Saint” and “Good Long Enough.”

She is the winner of Thorngate Road’s Frank O’Hara Prize. Her critical work, “Boxing Inside the Box: Women’s Prose Poetry,” was published by Quale Press.

She teaches at University of North Carolina Asheville and at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, N.C.

For more information, visit http://www.korepress.org/bios/HollyIglesias.htm or e-mail Iglesias at higlesia@unca.edu.

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