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A Reading and Conversation with April Bernard

April Bernard, the Fall 2003 Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence at Baruch College, will present a selection of her poems and other works at the upcoming event A Reading and Conversation with April Bernard. The event begins at 5:45 P.M. on Tuesday October 28, in the 7th Floor Newman Conference Center of 151, East 25th Street. Bernard is the author of Blackbird Bye Bye, a collection of poetry that won the Academy of American Poets’ Walt Whitman Prize in 1989. She subsequently published Pirate Jenny, a coming-of-age novel, and Psalms, another collection of poems that was named one of the twenty-five “Best Books of the Year” by the Village Voice in 1993. She was also awarded a 2003 Guggenheim grant in poetry. Her latest work, Swan Electric, was published last year, and has just been released in paperback format.

Bernard, a professor at Bennington College in Vermont, is a graduate of Harvard University and worked as a book and magazine editor in New York City before devoting herself to writing and teaching. Her essays and poems have appeared in the compilations By Herself: Women Reclaim Poetry and Under 35: The New Generation of American Poets, among others.

This event is free and open to the public. For further information, call 646-312-3930.

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The Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence program

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