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Present a Reading by

Poet and Writing Theorist
George Kalamaras
September 18, 2000 (Monday)
12:00N , HU 354
The Theory and Function of Mangoes

      George Kalamaras is the author of The Theory and Function of Mangoes (Four Way Books, 2000), a collection of poems which won the Four Way Books 1998 Intro Series in Poetry Award and Reclaiming the Tacit Dimension: Symbolic Form in the Rhetoric of Silence (SUNY Press, 1994), a study of Hindu mysticism and Western composition theory. He has also published two poetry chapbooks, Heart Without End (Leaping Mountain Press, 1986) and Beneath the Breath (Tilton House, 1988). His poems have appeared in many anthologies and journals, including Best American Poetry 1997. He is the recipient of a 1993 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship and the Abiko Quarterly (Japan) International Poetry Prize. A long-time practitioner of yogic meditation, he spent several months during 1994 in India on an Indo-U.S. Advanced Research Fellowship from the Fulbright Foundation and the Indo-U.S. Subcommission on Education and Culture.
      Born in Chicago, George Kalamaras received his doctorate from the University at Albany (as did his wife, the writer Mary Ann Cain). They now live with their beagle, Barney, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. George and Mary Ann are both Associate Professors of English at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.