Poetry Reading by Mark Cox and Stuart Dischell

Thursday, October 12

Mark Cox, UNCW professor of creative writing, and Stuart Dischell, professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, will read at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12 in Kenan Hall 1111.

A longtime professor and former coordinator of the MFA program, Cox served as the founding chair of UNCW’s Department of Creative Writing. He has won a Whiting Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize and the 1999 Society of Midland Authors Poetry Prize. He has received fellowships from the Kansas Arts Commission, the Vermont Council on the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council. His publications include Barbells of the Gods, Smoulder, Thirty-Seven Years from the Stone, Natural Causes, Sorrow Bread: Poems 1984—2015 and the forthcoming Readiness.

Dischell is the author of Good Hope Road, a National Poetry Series Selection, Evenings & Avenues, Dig Safe, Backwards Days; the forthcoming Children with Enemies; the pamphlets Animate Earth and Touch Monkey; and the chapbook Standing on Z. His poems have appeared in The Atlantic, Agni, The New Republic, Slate, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares and anthologies including Essential Poems, Hammer and Blaze, Pushcart Prize, and Garrison Keillor’s Good Poems. He is the recipient of awards from the NEA, the North Carolina Arts Council and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.

The event is free and open to the public. A reception sponsored by the department and book signing sponsored by Pomegranate Books will follow the reading.