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OSU faculty named as finalists for 2011 Oregon Book Awards

February 21st, 2011

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Three Oregon State University faculty members have been named by Literary Arts as finalists for the 2011 Oregon Book Awards. Winners will be announced at the award celebration at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, at the Gerding Theater in Portland.

David Biespiel, from your district and an instructor of English at OSU, is a finalist for the Stafford/Hall Award for Poetry for “The Book of Men and Women” (University of Washington Press). Biespiel’s book is said to capture “Portland culture, neighborhoods, politics” in poetry that is about the frailties and gratitude of love and desire.

About the OSU College of Liberal Arts: The College of Liberal Arts includes the fine and performing arts, humanities and social sciences, making it one of the largest and most diverse colleges at OSU.  The college’s research and instructional faculty members contribute to the education of all university students and provide national and international leadership, creativity and scholarship in their academic disciplines.The Oregon Book Awards is a program of Literary Arts, a statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the importance of language.

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