Award-winning poet Coutley, a UW-Green Bay alumna, returns for reading
Award-winning poet Lisa Fay Coutley, recently named a visiting professor at the University of Oregon, returns to her undergraduate alma mater, UW-Green Bay, for a free public reading and question-and-answer session at 1 p.m. next Monday (Oct. 26) in the Union’s Christie Theatre. Coutley will read from works including her debut poetry collection, Errata (Southern Illinois University Press, 2015), which deals with the lingering consequences of abuse and addiction while also describing the power of hope, determination and will to move forward. Errata won the 2014 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Award, and Coutley’s two previous chapbooks — In the Carnival of Breathing (Black Lawrence Press, 2011) and Back-Talk (Articles Press, 2010) — also earned literary honors. Coutley earned her UWGB bachelor’s in English in 2004 and completed master’s degrees from Northern Michigan University and a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing at the University of Utah. Associate Prof. Rebecca Meacham director of the school’s creative writing program, arranged for the visit by her onetime student. For more on Coutley and her career.