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Dances with Words features former Poet Laureate.

February 16, 2016

Noethe has published several books of poems including “Descent of Heaven Over the Lake,” “The Ghost Openings” and “ As Is.” Her work has also been included in numerous anthologies such as “Poems Across the Big Sky,” “Montana Women Writers: A Geography of the Heart” and “I Go To the Ruined Place: Contemporary Poems in Defense of Global Human Rights.”

She has won numerous awards including the American Academy of Poets Award, the CutBank Hugo Prize in Poetry, the Emerging Voices Award from New Rivers Press, the Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s Award and the William Stafford Poetry Prize.

Noethe has also received a McKnight Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Montana Arts Council Fellowship.

In addition to her work Noethe teaches children’s poetry and regularly gives poetry workshops.

The reading will take place at The Cup located in the basement of the Swysgood Technology Center on the UMW campus on Thursday, Feb. 18. at 7:30 p.m.

Next in the Dances with Words series will be a reading from literary critic and nonfiction writer Michael Branch from the University of Nevada, Reno on April 21, 2016.

All Dances with Words readings are free and open to the public.