Apr. 6, 2011
Celebrate the release of the eighth edition of "Tapestries," a literary magazine published every year by the Shawnee State University Women's Center. Meet some of the authors and artists who are included in the magazine at noon on Wednesday, April 20 in the Sodexo East Ballroom in the University Center.
"Tapestries: Women Weaving our World" is a literary magazine that is published every year by the SSU Women's Center featuring short stories, poems, essays and artwork that are by or about women.
This year award-winning poet Stacey Waite will be reading from her collections at the release party. Waite graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Master in Fine Arts in poetry.
"She is truly a rising star in the poetry world, and a fresh new voice, both bold and tender," said Neil Carpathios, assistant professor of English. "She dares to explore and write about the often complicated terrain of gender, sexuality and societal perceptions of the self, the body and desire."
She has published three collections, "Choke," a winner of the 2005 Frank O'Hara Chapbook Prize from Thorngate Road Press, "Love Poem to Androgyny," winner of the 2008 Main Street Rag Press Chapbook Prize, and "The Lake Has No Saint," winner of the 2008 Tupelo Press Snowbound Chapbook Competition.
Her first full-length poetry collection, "Butch Geography," will be released in 2012 from Tupelo Press. Waite is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pittsburgh and teaches various writing and gender studies courses.