12:19 p.m., Jan. 28, 2011----Fleda Brown, University of Delaware professor emerita, will read new poems and selections from her acclaimed memoir Driving with Dvorak during a special presentation from 5-6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 9, in Room 123 of Memorial Hall.
The reading is sponsored by the Department of English. A reception will follow in the dome of Memorial Hall.
Driving With Dvorak was published in 2010 by the University of Nebraska Press in the American Lives Series, edited by Tobias Wolff.
Brown's most recent collection of poems, Reunion (University of Wisconsin Press, 2007), won the Felix Pollak Prize.
The author of five previous collections of poems, she has won numerous prizes, among them a Pushcart Prize, the Philip Levine Prize and the Great Lakes Colleges New Writer's Award. Her work has been a finalist for the National Poetry Series.
Brown is professor emerita at the University of Delaware, where she taught for 27 years and directed the Poets in the Schools program. She was poet laureate of Delaware from 2001-07.
She now lives in Traverse City, Mich., and is on the faculty of the Rainier Writing Workshop, a low-residency MFA program in Tacoma, Wash.