PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s Department of English will conclude its fall literary reading series with poet Jo McDougall at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 6, in the WSU Museum of Fine Art’s gallery. The reading is free and open to the public.

McDougall has authored five books of poetry, including “Dirt,” “Sleeping with the Light On,” “From Darkening Porches” and “The Woman in the Next Booth.” Her poems have appeared in several publications, including The Hudson Review and The New Orleans Review and are on file in a collaborative project at the Bronx Museum of Modern Art.

A professor emeritus in English, McDougall was co-director of the creative writing program at Pittsburg State University and a recipient of the DeWitt Wallace/Reader’s Digest Award, a John Gould Fletcher Award and a John Ciardi Fellowship in Poetry.
She is a native of DeWitt, Ark., and received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arkansas.

A reception and book signing will follow the reading.

For more information, contact Paula Coomer at (509) 335-6846 or e-mail her at coom1286@mail.wsu.edu.