Denison Beck Series Features GLCA New Writer Award Winner
Posted: March 25, 2002
GRANVILLE -- The Denison University Beck Lecture Series will feature Tenaya Darlington, winner of the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writer Award for Poetry in 2001, for a reading at 8 p.m. on Thursday (April 4) in the Slayter Hall Faculty Lounge. Darlington is the author ofMadame Deluxe, a collection of postmodern, feminist poems, published in 2000. The reading will be free and open to the public.
The GLCA, made up of 12 institutions including Denison, honors two first published books (one of poetry and one of fiction) with the New Writers Award each year. Professors of literature and writers-in-residence at affiliated institutions determine the winners. Darlington'sMadame Deluxealso won the National Poetry Series in 1999. The collection features a wide range of voices, subject matter and forms, and presents an array of insights and identities, invariably requiring multiple readings. Publishers Weekly characterizes Madame Deluxe, the alter ego who dominates Darlington's first book of verse, as "unsubtle, flirty, synthetic, sarcastic and sometimes charming."
Darlington is a graduate of the master of fine arts program at Indiana University and has been poetry fellow at Beloit College. Her work has appeared inScribner's Best of Fiction Workshops 1998andIn Brief: Short Takes on the Personal(Norton), as well as the Chronicle of Higher Education, Southern Poetry Review, Quarterly West and BOMB Magazine. She lives in Madison, Wis., where she is the features editor and restaurant columnist for Isthmus Newspaper.
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