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Four Poets Featured This Month by UNH Arts@Night Series

Release Date:
4/14/2014 12:00 AM

April 14, 2014

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WEST HAVEN, CONN. –The University of New Haven Arts@UNH program will feature four poets this month.

The series, sponsored by the UNH Department for English Arts, is free and open to the public and includes readings by poets Rachel Harper and Joseph Ross on Wednesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Bartels Hall meeting room A&B, and readings by author Tim Parrish and poet Arisa White on Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Bartels Hall, Alumni Lounge.

Harper’s first novel, “Brass Ankle Blues,” was included in Target’s Breakout Books Program in 2006. Her poems and short fiction have been published in The Carolina Review, Chicago Review, African American Review and the Prairie Schooner. She received her master’s degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Ross has read her work around the country, including at the Folger Shakespeare Library in the District of Columbia and the Pratt Library in Baltimore.  He was born in Pomona, Calif. where he studied English at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles before attending the University of Notre Dame, where he received a master’s of divinity degree.

Parrish, a professor of English at Southern Connecticut State University, is the author of seven books, including “The Jumper” and “Red Stick Man.” Parrish grew up in Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in secondary English education and a master’s in secondary reading education. He also received a master’s in fine arts in creative writing from the University of Alabama.

White, a native New Yorker, has been published widely and is featured on the recording “WORD” with the Jessica Jones Quartet. She is the author of the poetry chapbooks “Disposition for Shininess” and “Post Pardon” and co-author of “Her Kinds,” a blog. White received a master’s in fine arts from the University of Massachusetts.

For more information, contact Randall Horton assistant professor of English at

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