Monday, February 18, 2008

Donald Levering to Read at KU

Santa Fe poet Donald Levering will read in Lawrence March 3, Monday, at 4019 Wescoe Hall on the KU campus, 7:30.

Born in Kansas City, Donald Levering was educated at Baker University, The University of Kansas, Lewis and Clark College, and Bowling Green State University. At Bowling Green, he was a Devine Memorial Fellow in Poetry before receiving an M. F. A. in Creative Writing. He has worked as a computer operator, free‑lance journalist, groundskeeper, and teacher in the Navajo Nation. In addition to wide appearances in literary journals, his publications include a poetic adaptation of an ethnological text in Ba Shiru, "The Primal Field: Dogan Myth and Ritual," five chapbooks of poetry, The Jack of Spring (Swamp Press), Carpool (Tellus), Mister Ubiquity (Pudding House), The Fast of Thoth (Pudding House), and The Kingdom of Ignorance (Finishing Line), as well as three full-length poetry volumes: Outcroppings From Navajoland (Navajo Community College Press), Horsetail (Woodley Memorial Press)and Whose Body. Mr. Levering was a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant in poetry, a finalist for the John Ciardi Prize, and he won first place in the Quest for Peace (rhetoric) Writing Contest. He works as a human services administrator in Santa Fe.