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Awarding winning poet Jeffrey Ethan Lee ’86 to present reading at Moravian College

Bethlehem, Pa., November 10, 2006—Poet Jeffrey Ethan Lee ’86, will visit Moravian College to read his original work on Wednesday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Arena Theater at the college.

Lee, professor of creative writing at the University of Northern Colorado, is a critically acclaimed poet who has published over a hundred poems, stories, and essays in literary publications such as Many Mountains Moving, North American Review, and American Poetry Review. His works have appeared also in Crazy Horse, CrossConnect, Inkwell Magazine, Green Mountains Review, Southern Poetry Review, and many other leading poetry publications.  Lee graduated from Moravian College in 1986, and earned his MFA and Ph.D. from New York University. 

In 2002 Lee was the winner of the Sow’s Ear Poetry Chapbook competition for The Sylf.  Strangers in a Homeland was published in 2001, and he won the first Tupelo Press Prize for literary fiction in 2001. In 2004 Lee composed his first full-length poetry book, invisible sister.

His recording of identity papers, (2002) is available in book form, as a full-length dramatic poem with music on CD.  The CD endeavor was supported by the PA Council of the Arts.  Both invisible sister and identity papers will be included in the Moravian presentation.

 The poetry reading is free and open to the public.  The Arena Theater is located in the lower level of the Haupert Union Building at the corner of Monocacy and Locust Streets in Bethlehem.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.