Join us Sunday, August 13 at 7 p.m.

With Featured Poet and Translator

Lee Harlin Bahan


Followed by refreshments, book selling, signing, exchange and an Open-Mic reading.

Lee Harlin Bahan
is the author of A Year of Mourning, her translations of poems 271-322 of Petrarch’s Rerum vulgarium fragmenta.  The book was a special honoree for the 2016 Able Muse Book Award and officially will be released by Able Muse Press in October 2017.

Lee earned her MFA at Indiana University-Bloomington, where for six years she taught creative writing through the Division of Continuing Studies there.  She also has taught at DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, been an Artist in Education for the Indiana Arts Commission, and substituted in the public schools.

Migration Solo, Lee’s MFA thesis, won the first Indiana Poetry Chapbook Contest and was published by the Writers’ Center Press of Indianapolis.  Her second chapbook, Notes to Sing, recently was published by Finishing Line Press of Georgetown, KY.  Her own poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, and The North American Review, and her translations have appeared in Natural Bridge, Southern Humanities Review, and Flying Island.
The author has received local grant support and a residency at the Mary Anderson Center for the Arts, Mount Saint Francis, IN, to help her translate Petrarch, and was invited to read from A Year of Mourning at the University of Northern Iowa’s North American Review Bicentennial Conference in 2015.  Based on translations from her new Petrarch project, This Small Lute, Lee received a scholarship to attend the 2017 West Chester University Poetry Conference in West Chester, PA.  She lives with her husband Pat in a hundred-year-old farmhouse outside Medora, IN.  


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Just Northwest and behind the Main Gallery Bldg of the Indianapolis Art Center in the Cultural Complex foyer.

Any questions:  Call the Indiana Writers Center 317-255-0710 or Muse coordinator, Richard Pflum: 317-356-2048

Written by Roxanna Santoro — August 01, 2017

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