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Aaron Abeyta brings poetry and fiction to CSU

Updated April 8, 2009

A former Ram returns to share his gift with CSU.

Alumus comes back to CSU

CSU alumnus, Aaron Abeyta, will give a poetry and fiction reading this Thursday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the CSU Bookstore.

Note:  Rescheduled from March 26

Abeyta will be reading from his newest work, the novel Rise, Do Not Be Afraid. Abeyta is the author of many other books, both poetry and fiction, including Colcha and Rise. Please join us for a wonderful night's reading. Abeyta will be available to sign books after the reading.

This is a rescheduled reading. Abeyta's March 26 reading was canceled due to severe weather.

Aaron A. Abeyta

Winner of Academy of American Poets grand prize
 

The following is an excerpt from the CSU Greyrock Institute's website:

"Aaron Abeyta is originally from Antonito, Colorado and currently teaches English at Adams State College. A graduate of the CSU M.F.A. program in creative writing, Abeyta's first book Colcha was recently announced as an American Book Award winner for 2002. Additionally, he won the Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship for Poetry in 1998 and the Grand Prize for his the poem Colcha from the Academy of American Poets. He has also had work published widely in literary journals and magazines.

Of Abeyta and his poetry, Ruth Heide writes that his work attempts "to preserve a culture and way of life." She cites the strong element of storytelling in his work and Abeyta explains, "I just grew up with a real strong oral tradition, especially with my grandparents. My grandparents told really good stories…To me, they were like history lessons, learning a history that's not in books. It's a cultural history."


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