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New York City Poet Reads May 6

Final Reading of SMCM’s Annual Reading Series
April 20. 2010
Press Release #10-094

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Awarding-winning New York City poet Alex Dimitrov will read from his work at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2010, at St. Mary's College of Maryland's Daugherty-Palmer Commons as the final event of the college's 2009-2010 VOICES Reading Series. The reading is free and open to the public.

Dimitrov is a recipient of a Hopwood Award from the University of Michigan. His poems have appeared in the Yale Review, Best New Poets 2009, and the Southwest Review, among others.

 He works at the Academy of American Poets and frequently writes for Poets & Writers magazine, and also the founder of Wilde Boys, a queer poetry salon in New York City, Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, he lives and writes in New York City.

 St. Mary's College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger's, and The Princeton Review. Founded in 1840 as Maryland's "monument school" commemorating the state's first capital, SMCM is the state's only public honors college.

More than 2,000 students attend the college, which has the highest graduation rate for all Maryland public colleges and universities. The school's waterfront campus along the St. Mary's River in Southern Maryland is home to the 2009 National Intercollegiate Sailing Association Co-ed champions.