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Centenary College Prism Reading Series Features Student Authors and Guest Poet Peter Kline

04/04/2014, 12:05 PM

Hackettstown, N.J., April 4, 2014 – Centenary College’s student art and literature journal, PRISM, will be holding its annual launch at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in the Front Parlours of the Edward W. Seay Administration Building. This event will feature student writers whose poetry, prose, and other creative work was submitted to PRISM and a guest poet, Peter Kline. This event is funded in part by the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Commission.

The 2014 edition of PRISM will be available at the event as well as Peter Kline’s debut poetry collection, Deviants, will be available for purchase. A book signing and small reception will take place after this event.   

Peter Kline is an instructor of creative writing at the University of San Francisco and with the Writer's Studio at Stanford University.  Formerly a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry Writing and William Chace Lecturer of Creative Writing at Stanford University, he has also taught creative writing at the University of Virginia and James Madison University.  His other honors include residency awards from the Amy Clampitt House, the James Merrill House, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Foundation; the 2010 Morton Marr Prize from Southwest Review; a Henry Hoyns Fellowship from the University of Virginia; and inclusion in the 2005 and 2006 Best New Poets series.  Born and raised in Easton, Pennsylvania, he received his B.A. in English/Creative Writing from Northwestern University and his M.F.A. in Poetry Writing from the University of Virginia.   His first collection of poetry, Deviants, was published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press in the fall of 2013.

“This is a great opportunity for our students to showcase their hard work and creativity to their peers,” says Dr. Chris Adamo, Department Chair of the English and Foreign Languages Department, and Associate Professor of Philosophy. “With Peter Kline as our featured poet, this event is sure to be exciting for all lovers of literature.”

For more information about the PRISM 2014 launch, please contact Dr. Chris Adamo at adamoc@centenarycollege.edu or (908) 852-1400, ext. 2021.

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary College’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary College’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County).  The Centenary College School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Hackettstown, Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.  The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.
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