Duquesne University Kicks Off Annual Coffee House Reading Series

The Duquesne University Coffee House Reading Series returns for the 2017 spring semester with poetry readings from Malcolm Friend and Yona Harvey at the Genesius Theater on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m.

Friend is a poet and CantoMundo fellow whose work has earned him the Merrill Moore Prize for Poetry and the Talbot International Award for Writing. His work has appeared in publications such as La Respuesta Magazine, the Black American Edition of Fjords Review, Alicante's Información, Fields Magazine, Acentos Review and Pretty Owl Poetry.

Poet Harvey is also an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh. She is author of the poetry collection Hemming the Water, a Kate Tufts Discovery Awardee and finalist for the Hurston-Wright Award. Harvey's work has appeared in A Poet's Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry and The Force of What's Possible: Accessibility and the Avant-Garde.

Organized and sponsored by Duquesne's Department of English, the series aims to develop the creative writing and arts community on Duquesne's campus by inviting established writers to present their work alongside the work of students and other emerging writers.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim. 

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