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Poetry of Robin Becker and Helen Pruitt Wallace


Poetry of Robin Becker and Helen Pruitt Wallace

Join us for a night of poetry from two amazing talents, Robin Becker and Helen Pruitt Wallace. They will be at Books at Park Place in St. Petersburg on March 13th from 6pm-8pm. Come out and meet these amazing poets who will be reading and signing copies of their books.

About the Poets:
Robin Becker is an American poet, critic, feminist, and professor. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is author of seven collections of poetry, most recently, Tiger Heron and Domain of Perfect Affection. Her All-American Girl, won the 1996 Lambda Literary Award in Poetry. Becker earned a B.A. in 1973 and an M.A. from Boston University in 1976. She resides in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania and spends her summers in southern New Hampshire.

A 2008 winner of a bronze Florida Book Award, Shimming the Glass House, Helen Wallace’s first collection of poems, was chosen for the 2007 Richard Snyder Prize and published by Ashland Poetry Press. Wallace has published poems in The Literary Review, The Midwest Quarterly, Cumberland Review, Nimrod International, Tampa Review, and other journals and anthologies, and served as co-editor of the anthology Isle of Flowers published by Anhinga Press. She’s received a McKay Shaw Academy of American Poets Award, The dA Center for the Arts Poetry Award, a residency fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She received her Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing from Florida State University, and is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Eckerd College. She and her husband Peter both grew up in St. Petersburg, and raised their children there.

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