Poet and Alumna Christina Kubasta to Read at Wells
Kubasta will present work from her recent chapbook “A Lovely Box” and other pieces.
Art Exhibit Room, Macmillan Hall
The Wells College Visiting Writers Series presents a poetry reading by Christina Kubasta at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, in the Art Exhibit Room of Macmillan Hall on the Wells College campus. Kubasta will read from and discuss her poetry as well as conducting workshops in creative nonfiction and poetry writing with Wells students as a part of her visit. This visit is made possible, in part, by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. The reading is free, and all are welcome to attend.
A Wisconsin native, Kubasta graduated from Wells College in 1999 and went on to receive a master’s in poetry from the University of Notre Dame. She has said of her writing: “I like to think of my poetry as a hybrid of creative and critical work, since it makes extensive use of excerpted text, producing metatextual poems that engage the reader in questions of language, gender and memory.” Her poems and translations have appeared in numerous journals, including So To Speak, Stand, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Verse Wisconsin and The Notre Dame Review. Her first chapbook, “A Lovely Box,” was published this summer by Finishing Line Press.
Christina Kubasta currently teaches English and gender studies at Marian University, in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. She lives with her partner John, cat Cliff and dog Ursula.
Copies of “A Lovely Box” are available at the Wells College Bookstore. There is a display of Kubasta’s work in Louis Jefferson Long Library.