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The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art's fall 2016 Third Thursday Poetry Series, featuring artists from around the area, is set to begin Thursday, Aug. 18 with Rose McLarney. McLarney has published two collections of poems, “Its Day Being Gone” (Penguin Books, 2014) and “The Always Broken Plates of Mountains” (Four Way Books, 2012). “Its Day Being Gone” is the 2013 National Poetry Series winner. She has been awarded fellowships by the MacDowell Colony; Bread Loaf and Sewanee writers' conferences; and Warren Wilson College, and won the Fellowship of Southern Writers’ New Writing Award for Poetry and Alligator Juniper’s 2011 National Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in publications including “The Kenyon Review,” “Orion,” “Slate,” “New England Review,” “Missouri Review,” and dozens of other journals. Rose earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from Warren Wilson’s Master of Fine Arts Program for Writers and has taught at the college, among other institutions. Currently, she is an assistant professor of creative writing at Auburn University and poetry editor of The Southern Humanities Review.

The poetry series events, which will be held from 6:30-8 p.m., will feature broadsides created by faculty designers from Auburn’s College of Architecture, Design, and Construction, to represent works by each of the poets participating in the series. A limited number of prints and sets will be available for sale in the Museum Shop.

More information on the Third Thursday Poetry Series is available online.