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Reading by North Dakota Poet Laureate Larry Woiwode

Jan. 28, 2013 10:38 AM | Updated: Jan. 28th, 2013 10:45 AM
Larry Woiwode - North Dakota Poet Laureate

Larry Woiwode - North Dakota Poet Laureate 

Larry Woiwode will be presenting a reading on our campus on Friday, February 8, at Froemke Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

Larry has published fifteen books. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Esquire, Harpers, GQ, The New York Times, Paris Review, Partisan Review, and others, along with two dozen stories in The New Yorker. His work has been translated into a dozen languages and is included in four volumes of Best American Short Stories.

He is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Lannan Fellow, a U. S. State Department Traveling Artist (the Canadian provinces, Norway, Sweden, Lithuania) and in 1995 he was awarded the Medal of Merit from the American Academy of Arts & Letters for 'distinction in the art of the short story.' He is recipient of the William Faulkner Foundation Award, the John Dos Passos Prize, The Aka Khan Prize, The Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, and in 1995, by a joint resolution of the North Dakota senate and house and confirmation by the governor, he was named Poet Laureate of North Dakota. He published two books out in 2011, Words Made Fresh, and his first juvenile, The Invention of Lefse, and a book of essays, Words for Readers and Writers, will appear in 2013.
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