EVENT: Fresno Poets’ Association Reading with Corrinne Clegg Hales


Present the first in their Fall Reading Series


Thursday, September 22, 2011, 7 p.m. at:

The Voice Shop

1296 N. Wishon

Fresno, CA 93728



Book signing and reception to follow. This event is FREE and open to the public. Limited seating.

Corrinne Clegg Hales is the author of five poetry collections. She’ll be reading from her most recent publication, To Make it Right, winner of the Autumn House Poetry Prize for 2010 (Spring 2011, Autumn House Press). Her previous books include Separate Escapes, winner of the Richard Snyder Poetry Prize (Ashland Poetry Press); Out of This Place (chapbook, March Street Press), Underground (Ahsahta Press); and January Fire (chapbook, Devil’s Millhopper Press). Her poems have appeared in Hudson Review, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Review, and many other journals.  Awards include two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Devil’s Millhopper Chapbook Prize and the River Styx Poetry Prize.

She is currently the James and Coke Hallowell Professor of Creative Writing at Fresno State’s MFA Program in Creative Writing.


To Make It Right


Winner of the 2010 Autumn House Poetry Prize, selected by Claudia Emerson

“Her language muscular and resolute, equally hard-edged and finely honed, Corrinne Clegg Hales explores the sometimes uneasy resonances between family and community, the self and history, reminding us that one of poetry’s noble purposes lies in the skillful ordering of emotional chaos. To Make It Right contains poetry of fierce, undeniable beauty despite the hardships that have inspired it, and includes a sequence devoted to the discovery of a narrative’s first fine threads of truth buried with the victims of the Mountain Meadow Massacre of 1857, when Mormon zealots murdered over a hundred emigrant men, women, and children bound for California. Ambitious and sustained, this remarkable collection is the work of a poet intent on responding to the call of this world.” 
–Claudia Emerson


For more information about this event, contact Cindy Wathen at ciwathen@csufresno.edu.

THE FRESNO POETS’ ASSOCIATION is now a formal program of Fresno State’s Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing in conjunction with the Madden Library. Please consider supporting our organization:

Annual memberships: Student $5; Individual $10; Family $15; Contributor $25; Patron $50; Sustaining $100

Please mail a check made payable to Fresno State Foundation to:

Office of the Dean, Madden Library,

5200 N. Barton Ave. ML 34

Fresno CA 93740-8014


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