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Poet and Translator Jen Hofer, 2009 Moseley Fellow in Creative Writing, Will Give a Reading, at Pomona College, on April 21

This spring, students at Pomona College have the opportunity of studying creative writing with writer, translator, and interpreter Jen Hofer, Pomona’s 2009 Moseley Fellow in Creative Writing.

Hofer’s recent publications include The Route, a collaboration with Patrick Durgin (Atelos, 2008), sexoPUROsexoVELOZ and Septiembre, a translation from Dolores Dorantes by Dolores Dorantes (Counterpath Press and Kenning Editions, 2008), lip wolf, a translation of Laura Solórzano’s lobo de labio (Action Books, 2007), and Sin puertas visibles: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by Mexican Women (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003). Her forthcoming books are from the valley of death (Ponzipo), Laws (Dusie Books), one (Palm Press), and a translation of Guatemalan poet Alan Mills’ Síncopes (Piedra Santa). She has published poems and translations in numerous small-press publications, including 1913, Aufgabe, Black Clock, Bomb, DISASTER, The Brooklyn Rail, eough, Jacket, Mar con Soroche, Primary Writing, Tampa Review and War and Peace. She also works as a Spanish-language interpreter with numerous local non-profit organizations and with the Los Angeles County Superior Courts.

On April 21, Hofer will give a public reading at Pomona College, at 7:30 p.m., in the Ena Thompson Reading Room (108) of Crookshank Hall (140 W. Sixth St., Claremont). The event is part of the Pomona College Department of English Literary Series. For more information, contact (909) 607-2212.

Hofer will also be performing in the Live Cinema Cabaret at REDCAT on April 29 and perform a live cinema narration, with others, at Machine Project on April 30.

The Moseley Fellowship is made possible through funding from the Louisa and Francis Moseley Memorial Instruction Fund. The Fund was created in 1985 from an estate gift from Francis and Louisa Moseley and used primarily "to support efforts of the English Department of the College to improve writing of students."

The fellowship is in its eighth year. Previous Pomona College Moseley Fellows include: Verlyn Klinkenborg, essayist, author and a regular contributor to the New York Times; Salvador Carrasco, writer and director of the feature film The Other Conquest; poet B.H. Fairchild, author of Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest; Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander; screenwriter/producer/director Tom Musca; Patricia Powell, author of The Fullness of Everything and A Small Gathering of Bones; Paula L. Woods, author of the Charlotte Justice mystery series.

Pomona College, one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges, provides its students with a challenging curriculum in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and fine arts, and an unsurpassed environment for intellectual inquiry and growth. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of opportunities for student research.