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Erin Belieu: A Reading to Benefit the Central High English Department

location Omaha Healing Arts Center

Join us February 27th (8 p.m.) at the OM Center (1216 Howard Street) to hear Erin Belieu read from her new book, Slant Six! All proceeds will benefit the Central High School English Department, helping them to continue their tradition of excellence in literary studies.

Belieu will be reading selections from her new book Slant Six (Copper Canyon Press, 2014) at the OM Center (1216 Howard St) on February 27th, 2015, at 8pm. The venue will open at 7:30. There will be a $5 admission fee which can be paid at the door, and an opportunity to make a donation to the Central High School (CHS) English Department. There will also be an opportunity to purchase books for the author to sign, proceeds of which will benefit the English Department. Opening for Belieu will be CHS student poets from Central’s “Louder Than A Bomb” team: Jenny Freeman (CHS 2015), Olivia Larson (CHS 2017), Kelsy Spangler (CHS 2015), and Alyssa Straley (CHS 2016).

Erin Belieu (CHS 1983) is a nationally respected poet, active member of the literary community, and an advocate for women in the arts. She is the author of four poetry collections, all from Copper Canyon Press:

Infanta, selected for the prestigious National Poetry Series and named one of the best books of 1995 by The Washington Post, National Book Critics Circle and Library Journal; One Above & One Below, winner of the Midland Author and Ohioana Prize; Black Box, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and Slant Six, which was published in November 2014 and received a starred review in Publisher's Weekly and The New York Times upon its release.

Belieu also edited The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women, the first ever comprehensive anthology of contemporary poetry written by American women (Columbia University Press, 2001). Belieu's poems have appeared in places such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, Slate, The Atlantic, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, including multiple selections for the annual Best American Poetry anthology series. Belieu is also the co-founder and director of VIDA: Women In Literary Arts. She is currently a professor in the writing program at Florida State University and a member of the writing faculty at the Lesley University MFA Program in Cambridge, MA.

If you are unable to attend, please still consider making a donation to the Central High School English Department by visiting www.chsfomaha.org/support.

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