Feb. 18, 2008
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Baldwin City, Kan. — Poet Donald Levering will be the featured writer for the third installment of the Baker Sesquicentennial Reading Series at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Owens A-V Room.

Levering, a Baker alumnus, has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant in Poetry, a Devine Fellowship in Poetry and was a winner of the Quest for Peace rhetoric contest.

Levering, of Santa Fe, N.M., earned a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Bowling Green State University. Three full-length volumes of his work — “Outcroppings from Navajoland” in 1985,  “Horsetail in 2000” and “Whose Body” in 2007— have been published.

Levering, a native of Kansas City, works as a human services administrator.
In addition to his career as a poet, he has been a computer operator, freelance journalist, groundskeeper and teacher on a Navajo Reservation.

The Sesquicentennial Reading Series will conclude April 8 with an evening of poetry presented by Baker writers.