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September 23, 2002 - Aquinas College is pleased to welcome poet Linda Pasten as part of the 2002/2003 Contemporary Writer Series on Thursday, October 3, 7:30 p.m., in the Aquinas College Jarecki/Lacks Center, room 141, 159 Woodward Lane S.E. The event is free and open to the public.

Pasten is the author of 13 books of poetry including Aspects of Eve, The Five Stages of Grief, PM/AM: New and Selected Poems, A Fraction of Darkness, and her newest, Carnival Evenings: Selected Poems is forthcoming from W.W. Norton. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the Maryland Arts Council. Pasten has received many awards including the Dylan Thomas Award, Swallow Press New Poetry Series Award, Bread Loaf Writers Conference John Atherton Fellowship, Bess Hokin Prize for Poetry, Maurice English Award, the Virginia Faulkner Award from Prairie Schooner, and a Pushcart Prize. She studied at Radcliffe College and Brandeis University and from 1992-1994, was Poet Laureate of Maryland.

Consistently ranked one of the top liberal arts colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report, Aquinas College offers an approach to learning and living that teaches students unlamented ways of seeing the world. Founded in 1886 by the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids, the College's Dominican tradition of working, service and lifelong learning remains alive today in a diverse student body. Students from more than 22 states and 15 foreign countries are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. Within six months of graduation, nearly all graduates are in full-time jobs, enrolled in professional schools of law, medicine, or dentistry, or in a master or doctoral program.