Brittain Fellow and Poet Andy Frazee Reads at University of Illinois

Second-year Brittain Fellow Andy FrazeeSecond-year Brittain Fellow Andy Frazee read from his poetry as part of the Carr Reading Series at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Wednesday, October 19. In addition, Frazee was asked to present his work in the Introduction to Creative Writing class co-taught by poetry professor Michael Madonick and fiction professor and National Book Award-winner Richard Powers.

An alumnus of the University of Illinois’ advertising (BS) and creative writing (MFA) programs, Frazee is the author of a book of poetry, The Body, The Rooms (Subito, 2011) and a chapbook, That the World Should Never Again Be Destroyed by Flood (New American, 2010).

On Thursday, October 27, Frazee will be reading at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA as part of the college’s annual Writers’ Harvest series.

Robin Wharton

About Robin Wharton

Robin Wharton is Assistant Director of Writing and Communication. She holds a law degree (1999) and a PhD (2009), both from the University of Georgia. Her current project involves exploring the influence of common law poetics in Middle English writing. Since 2005, she has been a collaborator on the project, and she is interested in how multimodal writing and communication instruction can be improved through the strategic application of digital technology. A former ballet dancer, she has also begun to consider how pedagogical methods drawn from the performing arts might be adapted for productive use in the higher-education classroom. Prior to graduate school, Dr. Wharton clerked for the Hon. Curtis L. Collier in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and then spent a number of years as an associate in the intellectual property group of a prominent Atlanta law firm. She continues to write about law and ethics, especially as they relate to digital humanities work, and to consult in legal matters involving new and traditional media. Profile photo by R.E. Burnett, 2011.
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