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UCR Poetry Reading May 7

Judy Kronenfeld and Gabriela Anaya Valdepeña will read selections from their work.

(April 22, 2009)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Judy Kronenfeld, lecturer in creative writing at UC Riverside, and Gabriela Anaya Valdepeña, a San Diego poet, artist and dancer, will read selections from the work on Thursday, May 7, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the UCR Science Library, room 240.

The program, “Poems of Intense Passion/Infinite Radiance,” is sponsored by the Librarians Association of UCR.

Kronenfeld, who has taught at UCR since 1984, has published two books of poems, two chapbooks and an in-depth historical-cultural-linguistic study, “King Lear and the Naked Truth: Rethinking the Language of Religion and Resistance” (Duke, 1998). Her poems, stories and essays have appeared in numerous journals.

Her second collection of poetry, “Light Lowering in Diminished Sevenths” (Litchfield Review Press, 2007), won the first annual Litchfield Review Book Contest in 2007.

Valdepeña has published three poetry collections and several chapbooks. Two of her poetry collections, “Welcome Eavesdropper” (Darkness Visible books, 2005) and “Twenty Poems Against Love and Song for the Air” (Darkness Visible books, 2007, with Chris Vannoy), won San Diego Book Awards for best poetry.

Her most recent work is “Roses of Crimson Fire” (dPress, 2008), an epistolary novel in prose, verse and image, written in collaboration with poet Richard Denner.

Recently Valdepeña has been exploring the marriage of word and image, and framing her poems together with her own photography. Several of these diptychs will be displayed at the reading.

For information, call Stephen Mitchell, science librarian, at (951) 827-6454.
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Judy Kronenfeld

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Gabriela Anaya Valdepeña


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