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Poet Juliana Gray in Spotlight

Award-winning poet Juliana Gray will read from her works Thursday, Oct. 3, as part of Keuka College’s Spotlight Series.

Free and open to the public, the reading begins at 7 p.m. in the Gannett Room of  Lightner Library.

Gray’s most recent chapbook, Anne Boleyn’s Sleeve, captured the  2013 Winged City Chapbook Press Poetry Chapbook Contest. All of the poems in the collection are written in the voice of Anne Boleyn.

A faculty member  at the Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference from 2000 -2011, Gray is the author of two poetry collections including Roleplay, which won the 2010 Orphic Prize. Her chapbook, History in Bones, won the Wick Chapbook competition in 2001. Gray’s first book of poetry, The Man Under My Skin, was published in 2005.

Her poems have appeared in such literary journals as The Hopkins Review, New South, River Styx, The Tampa Review, and 32 Poems, among others. Her poems have also been featured in several poetry anthologies including Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds, Whatever Remembers Us: An Anthology of Alabama Poets, Stories from the Blue Moon Cafe III: Anthology of Southern Writers, The Next of Us Is About to Be Born, and The Wick Poetry Series Anthology in Celebration of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Wick Poetry Center.

Her non-fiction poetry has also been selected for publication in River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative, and Cornbread Nation 2: The United States of Barbecue.

A native of Alabama, Gray is an associate professor of English at Alfred University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Alabama, master’s degree in English and creative writing from the University of Tennessee, and  doctorate in English and creative writing from the University of Cincinnati

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