Award-Winning Poet Featured in UNH Authors' Series April 22
Contact:  Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations
April 6, 2007

DURHAM, N.H. -- The Friends of Dimond Library at the University of New Hampshire continues its series of one-on-one conversations with authors who have ties to the Granite State Sunday, April 22, 2007, at 2 p.m. when local author Rebecca Rule interviews award-winning poet and UNH English Professor Mekeel McBride before a live audience in the library’s 5th Floor Reading Room. The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To reserve a space, visit, e-mail or call (603) 862-1541.

McBride is the author of seven books of poetry – Dog Star Delicatessen, New and Selected Poems; The Deepest Part of the River; Wind of the White Dresses; Red Letter Days; The Going Under of the Evening Land; and No Ordinary World. She has received two National Endowment for the Arts grants, was a Bunting Institute Fellow, and had a residency at the MacDowell Colony. McBride has been a professor of English at UNH since 1979.

Three times per year, in the style of Bravo’s Inside the Actors’ Studio, Yankee humorist, book reviewer and author Rebecca Rule invites poets, fiction and non-fiction writers, and journalists with a connection to New Hampshire to share their insights and discoveries as they pursue their passion for writing. These one-on-one interviews are conducted in front of a live audience and recorded by New Hampshire Public Television for future broadcast. There will be an opportunity for members of the audience to ask questions, light refreshments will be served after the interview and both authors will be available to sign their books.

To learn more about the series or to receive updates, e-mail or call (603) 862-1540.