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Source: Elizabeth Dodd, 785-532-0384, edodd@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Megan Wilson, 785-532-6415, media@k-state.edu

Friday, March 27, 2009

K-STATE'S VISITING WRITERS SERIES TO FEATURE ALUMNUS KEVIN RABAS

MANHATTAN -- Kevin Rabas, a poet and Kansas State University alumnus, will present a reading for K-State's Visiting Writers Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, in the auditorium at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. The reading is free and the public is welcome.

Rabas is an assistant professor of English and co-director of the creative writing program at Emporia State University, where he teaches creative writing, modern American poetry and drama. He has a bachelor's in English from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, a master's in English from K-State, a master of fine arts in creative writing from Goddard College and a doctorate in English from the University of Kansas.

Rabas has received the Langston Hughes Award and the Salina New Voice Award. His work has appeared in The Malahat Review, Mid-America Poetry Review, Prairie Journal and many other publications. He also is the co-editor of Flint Hills Review and writes for Jazz Ambassador magazine.

In addition to his reading, Rabas will take part in an Alumni Connections panel, a professional development offering for K-State English majors and graduate students.