NORMAN — Award-winning poet Carol Hamilton will read from two new books, “Master of the Theatre: Peter the Great” and “Lexicography,” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Santa Fe Depot, 200 S Jones Ave.
The free reading is sponsored by the Performing Arts Studio as part of its Sunday Poetry Reading series.
Hamilton's list of accolades includes poet laureate of Oklahoma from 1995-97, the Oklahoma Book Award for poetry chapbook “Once the Dust” in 1992, a Southwest Book Award in 1988 for a children's novel, “The Dawn Seekers,” and a Cherubim Award for “The Mystery of Black Mesa,” also a children's novel.
She has won the Byline Literary Award for short story and for poetry and has been nominated five times for a Pushcart Prize.
Born in Enid, Hamilton graduated from Midwest City High School and has a bachelor of science degree from Phillips University in Enid and a master of arts degree in English from the University of Central Oklahoma.
Hamilton taught in the English Department at Rose State College for 10 years and was a faculty member in the English Department's Creative Studies Division at UCO for seven years. She received a Distinguished Alumni Award from UCO in 2007.
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