|Madelyn Camrud reads poetry at Museum of Art Jan. 11|
The North Dakota Museum of Art announces the release of "The Light We Go After" by local poet Madelyn Camrud. This chapbook is Camrud’s latest collection of 21 poems and is published by Dacotah Territory Press of Moorhead, Minn.
As part of the Museum Readers’ Series, Camrud will appear on Thursday, Jan. 11, at 4:30 p.m. at the North Dakota Museum of Art to read from new her work. There will be a reception at 4 p.m. Wine and appetizers will be served. Books are available in the Museum Shop for $5.
Madelyn Camrud, born in Grand Forks and raised in rural Thompson, has lived all but nine months of her life in North Dakota. She received degrees in visual arts and creative writing at UND and taught in the English department before taking a position at the North Dakota Museum of Art where she served as director of audience development (1991-1996). For several years, she served as curator of the Museum’s auctions. Camrud’s poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She is the author of "This House Is Filled with Cracks" (winner of the 1994 New Rivers Press Minnesota Voices competition), two poems of which were chosen to air on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. She received the Thomas McGrath Award in Poetry from the English department in 1990 and in the spring of 2005, Larry Woiwode named her an Associate Poet Laureate of North Dakota.
-- Connie Hulst, Office Manager, North Dakota Museum of Art, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4195