Author Visits Campus for Book Reading

Carol V. Davis, author of “Into the Arms of Pushkin: Poems of St. Petersburg,” will appear at 7 p.m. March 27 in the Student Union Building Down Under to read selections from her award-winning poetry collection and sign books. Sponsored by the Truman State University Press, Kirksville, she is the winner of the 2007 T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry.
For several years Davis divided her time between the U.S. and Russia, where, as an American-born Jew, she was an outsider in Russian society. This collection of poems expresses the struggle with language barriers and cultural differences—struggles heightened as Davis helped her children adjust to their new daily life. Inspired by Russia’s rich history, its economic changes, and landscape, these poems express a unique perspective of Russia.

Davis is the author of a bilingual collection, “It’s Time to Talk About,” published in Russia, and two chapbooks, “Letters From Prague” and “The Violin Teacher.” She was a senior Fulbright scholar in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1996-1997 and 2005 and now teaches at Santa Monica College in California.
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