September 3, 2020


Poet-in-Residence, DAISY FRIED, to do FREE, Virtual Reading on October 7Daisy Fried

The West Chester University Poetry Center recently announced poet Daisy Fried as the poet-in-residence for the fall semester from October 5 through November 20, 2020.

As part of her residency, Fried will host a FREE, public reading on Wednesday, October 7 at 4:30pm. This event will be livestreamed on Facebook @wcupoetry and @ArtsAtWCUPA. To register for the event click here.

Cherise Pollard, Director of the West Chester University Poetry Center says, “We are excited to host Daisy Fried as poet-in-residence and look forward to having her as part of our community. Fried’s work pushes the boundaries of contemporary American poetry, and we think that our community will be inspired by her creative vision and command of craft.”

About Daisy Fried - Daisy Fried is the author of three books of poetry: Women’s Poetry: Poems and Advice, named by Library Journal as one of the five best poetry books of 2013, My Brother is Getting Arrested Again, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and She Didn’t Mean to Do It, which won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. She has been awarded Guggenheim, Hodder and Pew Fellowships, a Pushcart Prize, the Cohen Award from Ploughshares, and the Editors Prize for a feature article from Poetry, for “Sing, God-Awful Muse,” about reading Paradise Lost, breastfeeding and the importance of difficulty. Recently, her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Best American Poetry, London Review of Books, Poetry, PN Review, Zocalo, Threepenny Review, Poetry International and many other journals and anthologies. She is poetry editor for the literary resistance journal Scoundrel Time, occasionally reviews poetry for the New York Times and elsewhere, is member of the faculty of the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, and lives in Philadelphia. For more information on Daisy Fried visit

About the West Chester University Poetry Center - The West Chester University Poetry Center was created in 2000 to further the study and appreciation of Poetry. The Poetry Center offers an active, interesting and diverse slate of activities, all to expand its mission of bringing poetry to an ever-widening audience.



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