CORVALLIS, Ore. - Sandra Alcosser, an award-winning poet whose work has been called "feisty, accomplished and mature," will read from her work on Thursday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the main rotunda at Oregon State University's Valley Library.

Alcosser's seven books of poetry include "A Fish to Feed All Hunger" and "Except by Nature," both of which were selected for the National Poetry Series.

She is the National Endowment for the Arts' first "Conservation Poet for the Wildlife Conservation Society," and was Montana's first poet laureate. Her poems have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and the Pushcart Prize Anthology.

In advance of her Corvallis reading, Alcosser will be writer-in-residence for the Long-Term Ecological Reflections program at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, which is co-sponsored by the Spring Creek Project and the U.S. Forest Service. The Visiting Writers Series is supported by the proposed School of Writing, Literature, and Film, the Valley Library, the Office of the Provost, the College of Liberal Arts, Kathy Brisker and Tim Steele, and the OSU Beaver Store.

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Charles Goodrich, 541-737-6198