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Award-winning author and poet Fanny Howe will visit Texas State University for a book reading and signing at the Wittliff Collections at 3:30 p.m. today and at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21.

Howe, a native of Buffalo, N.Y., is the author of more than 20 books of poetry and prose. Her recent collections of poetry include “The Lyrics” (Graywolf, 2007), “On the Ground” (2004) and “Gone” (2003). Howe is also the author of several novels and prose collections, including “The Winter Sun: Notes on a Vocation” (Graywolf, 2009) and “Nod” (Sun & Moon Press, 1998).

Howe was the recipient of the 2009 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the 2001 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, and has won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Poetry Foundation, the California Council for the Arts and the Village Voice. She is a professor of writing and literature at the University of California, San Diego.

The event at is part of the Lindsey Reading Series and is sponsored by the Department of English at Texas State, the Burdine Johnson Foundation and the Wittliff Collections.

COVER: Howe speaks at a gathering in Martha’s Vinyard in 2012. PHOTO by WILLIAM WATERWAY

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