For Release Upon Receipt - October 4, 2005
Contact: Tom Testa, 617/353-2240, firstname.lastname@example.org
AGNI MAGAZINE TO CELEBRATE PUBLICATION OF LATEST ISSUE ON OCTOBER 19
Event to include readings by Ha Jin, Mary O’Donoghue, Wesley McNair, and Dana Levin
(Boston) — Boston University’s AGNI Magazine will celebrate the publication of AGNI 62, on Wednesday, October 19 with readings from Award–winning author Ha Jin, Irish writer Mary O’Donoghue, and poets Wesley McNair and Dana Levin. The event will take place at Boston University’s Stone Science Building in room B-50 beginning at 7:30 p.m., a reception will follow.
AGNI Magazine, which PEN America has called “one of America’s, and the world’s, most significant literary journals,” has been a Boston literary institution for over 30 years. Issue #62 includes tributes to Saul Bellow, an interview with author Edward Hoagland, and a probing interrogation of Elizabeth Bishop’s shielded self by Dan Chiasson.
Ha Jin has published three collections of poetry, three story collections, and four novels. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Jin's Waiting (2000) won the PEN/Faulkner Award and the National Book Award and War Trash (2004) won the PEN/Faulkner Award. He currently teaches in the graduate creative writing program at Boston University.
Born in County Clare, Ireland, Mary O’Donoghue currently lives in Boston where she teaches in the arts and humanities department at Babson College. With a story forthcoming in AGNI 62, O’Donoghue has published fiction in The Dublin Review, The Recorder, AGNI Online, and other publications.
Author of eight poetry collections, Wesley McNair has received fellowships from the Rockefeller, Fulbright, and Guggenheim Foundations. McNair has twice served on the Nominating Jury for the Pulitzer Prize in poetry. He recently retired from the University of Maine at Farmington where he directed the creative writing program.
Dana Levin’s first book, In the Surgical Theatre, was chosen for the 1999 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize. She is a recipient of fellowships from the Library of Congress, the Lannan Foundation, and the Rona Jaffe Foundation. Levin teaches in the MFA program at Warren Wilson College and directs the creative writing program at College of Santa Fe.
The event is free and open to the public. For further information contact AGNI Senior Editor William Pierce at email@example.com or (617) 353-7135 or visit AGNI Online at www.agnimagazine.org.
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