Please join the English Department in celebrating the joy of poetry and the memory of Charles Crupi, one of Albion’s finest teachers and colleagues.

On April 19, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. in the Bobbitt Visual Arts Center, we will be hosting a celebration of the second annual Charles Crupi Memorial Poetry Contest.

The festivities will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a brief welcome and refreshments.  At 4:45 p.m., the celebration continues with a poetry reading by Stevie (Stephanie) Edwards, 2009 Albion College graduate, and recipient of a 2013 Young Alumni Award.  Announcement of the awards for the 2013 Crupi Memorial Poetry Competition follows at 5:25 p.m., and the event concludes with another poetry reading by Cindy Hunter Morgan, ’74.

Stevie Edwards

Stevie Edwards currently resides in Ithaca, NY, where she is working toward completing an MFA in creative writing at Cornell University.  She is the author of Good Grief (Write Bloody, 2012) and chapbook Pain Needs to Remember (tiny house, 2011).  She is the editor-in-chief of MUZZLE Magazine, editor of 4th & Verse Books, assistant editor of EPOCH Magazine, and a proud alumna of Chicago’s Real Talk Avenue.  Her work has appeared in several literary magazines, including Rattle, Thieves Jargon, Union Station, Night Train, PANK, and decomP.  She can be found online at: www.stevietheclumsy.com.

Cindy Hunter Morgan

Cindy Hunter Morgan’s work has appeared in West Branch, Bateau, Sugar House Review, Weave, A cappella Zoo, The Christian Science Monitor, Prime Number Magazine, and elsewhere.  For ten years, she worked in the orchestra field, directing publicity for the Grand Rapids Symphony and, later, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra.  A graduate of Albion College, she also studied at the University of Stirling in Scotland.  She lives in East Lansing, Michigan.

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