posted March 6, 2006

Series to Feature Poet Dana Roeser

The Hope College Visiting Writers Series is will feature award-winning poet Dana Roeser on Wednesday, March 15,at 7 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

Roeser is the winner of the 2005 Great Lakes Colleges Association's New Writer Award and is currently the Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington at George Washington University.

Her first book of poems, "Beautiful Motion," won the Samuel French Morse Prize given by Northeastern University Press. "These accessible, energetic poems are full of quiet insight," said writer Ellen Bryant Voigt, who was the judge for the prize.

Among the publications that have carried Roeser's poems are "The Antioch Review," "Ellipsis," "Hiram Poetry Review," and "The Spoon River Poetry Review." In addition, the "Notre Dame Review," "Shade," "New Millennium Writings" and "Paterson Literary Review" are currently publishing her works.

Roeser earned her bachelor's degree at Tulane University and both a master's and master of fine arts degree at the University of Virginia. She also has completed course work for a doctorate at the University of Utah.

Additional information on Roeser and the series may be found online at hope.edu/vws.

The Hope College Jazz Ensemble will provide music beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The Knickerbocker Theatre is located in downtown Holland at 86 E. 8th St.