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Canadian poet to read from her work at ASU

January 05, 2010

She received the Emily Dickinson Prize for Poetry in 2003, and she is the founding editor of the international poetry journal Studio.

Rishma Dunlop, visiting Canadian Fulbright scholar at the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, will give a free reading from her work at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 28 at the University Club on ASU’s Tempe campus.

Dunlop also writes plays, essays and fiction. Her books of poetry include “Metropolis,” “Reading Like a Girl” and “The Body of My Garden.” Her poems have appeared in anthologies and journals including Blackbird, Literary Review of Canada, CV2, Canadian Literature, Descant, Event, Grain, and The Comstock Review. Her radio drama, “The Raj Kumari’s Lullaby,” was commissioned and produced by CBC Radio in 2005.

Dunlop is a professor in the faculty of education and the Department of English at York University, Toronto, where she is coordinator of the Creative Writing Program.

Her teaching and research interests are multidisciplinary and include post-structural and feminist theory; contemporary fiction and poetry; creative nonfiction; English and world literatures; Canadian literature; literary translation; postcolonial and diasporic literatures; literature of witness; creative writing; cultural studies; aesthetics; fine arts practices and cultural production; women and literature; environmental writing; and documentary photography.