Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Popular Series Speaks Volumes for Creative Writing Program

Established in 1992 by a small group of Fordham faculty, staff, students and alumni to foster the appreciation, creation and study of poetry within the University and in the wider New York City community, Poets Out Loud has become a nationally recognized reading series for established—and up-and-coming—New York City poets to showcase their talents.

The series kicked off its fall 2008 season on September 15 with a reading by feminist poet and critic Alicia Ostriker, who read selections from her 11 volumes of poetry, including poems from her seminal book The Mother/Child Papers (Momentum Press, 1980).

Jill Neziri, a doctoral student in English and creative writing at Fordham s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, opened for Ostriker with powerful poetry that tapped into reminiscences about boating in Brooklyn and her grandparents, marking the first time a Fordham graduate student read at the series.

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