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Contact:
Jonathan Potts
412-268-6094

For immediate release:
April 19, 2005

Acclaimed Poet Alice Fulton To Speak at Carnegie Mellon's Adamson Awards

PITTSBURGH—Poet Alice Fulton will be the guest speaker at 8 p.m. Friday, April 29, when the Department of English at Carnegie Mellon University holds its annual Adamson Awards to honor student writers.

Fulton is the author of five volumes of poetry, including "Felt," the winner of the 2002 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress. Fulton is a MacArthur Fellow and the Ann S. Bowers Professor of English at Cornell University.

The Adamson Awards will take place in the Adamson Wing of Baker Hall. The Adamson Awards honor student writers for their work in fiction, poetry, screen writing and nonfiction. Awards include the Pauline Adamson Awards, the Academy of American Poets Prize, the Margaret Smith Cushing Award and the Carnegie Mellon University Press Prize.

The Adamson Awards are supported by an endowment from the Adamson family that was set up in memory of Pauline Adamson, an alumna of the Department of English, which organizes the annual awards ceremony.

The Adamson Awards are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Carnegie Mellon English Department at 412-268-2850.

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