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Release: Nov. 1, 2002


Poet and author Suzanne Noguere will read from her first collection of poetry “Whirling Round The Sun,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, in the Lasansky Room of the University of Iowa Museum of Art.

Noguere is co-author along with James Hatch of “Klub Ka: A Blues Legend,” a play that follows a teen-age girl's search for a muse in the Egyptian underworld. The world premiere production of “Klub Ka,” this season’s Partnership in the Arts Project in the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts, will be a University Theatres’ Mainstage presentation in Thayer Theatre of the UI Theatre Building Nov. 14-24.

“Whirling Round the Sun” highlights Noguere’s reflections on the human body, nature, love and mortality, in order to discover what should be valued in life.

Noguere graduated with honors from Barnard College in philosophy. In the last 20 years her poems have been featured in various publications including The Nation, Poetry, the Literary review, Jazz and Heresies. Her work has also been published in “The Poetry Anthology 1912-1977” and “A Formal Feeling Comes: Poems in Form by Contemporary Women.”

In 1996 Noguere won the Discovery/The Nation Prize, and in 1989 she received the Gertrude B. Claytor Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. She was recently honored as Poet of the Month on the PoetryNet website. She has also written two children’s books.

For information on “Klub Ka: A Blues Legend” contact the UI Division of Performing Arts marketing office, 319-335-3213 or < >.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and noon to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots west and north of the museum.

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