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Pictured is award-winning poet and Point Park Writers' Series speaker, Marcus Wicker. | Photo by Elizabeth Randolph

The Point Park University Writers' Series will welcome award-winning poet Marcus Wicker to campus Dec. 3-4, 2014.

On Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. in Lawrence Hall 200, the public is invited at no charge to hear Wicker read from his latest publication, Maybe the Saddest Thing (Harper Perennial), which was selected by DA Powell for the National Poetry Series.

The following day, Wicker will teach a master class exclusively for Point Park students.

Wicker's work has appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, Third Coast, Ninth Letter and many other magazines. His awards include a 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, Pushcart Prize, as well as fellowships from Cave Canem, and The Fine Arts Work Center.

He is an assistant professor of English at University of Southern Indiana, poetry editor of Southern Indiana Review and director of the New Harmony Writers Workshop. Wicker earned an M.F.A. in creative writing from Indiana University.

The Point Park Writers' Series presents public lectures and readings throughout the academic year. Previous guest lecturers have included poets Karyna McGlynn, Eduardo Corral, Sandra Beasley and Mary Biddinger and writers Ivan Rodden, Brigid Pasulka and David McGlynn.

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For more information about the Point Park Writers' Series, contact Sarah Perrier, Ph.D., associate professor of English, at or 412-392-8184.


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