Camille Norton, an award-winning poet and professor of English at the University of the Pacific, will be the guest at Thursday’s Poetry Night Reading Series. It begins at 8 p.m. at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis.
In 2004, Norton’s book, “Corruption,” won the National Poetry Series Award, and in 2010, her poem, “The Prison Diary of Bartlett Yancey Malone,” was selected for inclusion in “The Best American Poetry 2010.”
In 1992, Norton co-edited “Resurgent: New Writing by Women,” an anthology of experimental writing, with Lou Robinson.
Norton’s poetry — for which she has been awarded residences at The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Ragdale Foundation, The Ucross Foundation, Hedgebrook, St. Mary’s College in Maryland, and Red Cinder — has appeared in journals such as Field: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, The Colorado Review, Feminist Studies, The Georgia Review and The Greensboro Review.
She also has received the Grolier Prize in Poetry and an NEA fellowship at The MacDowell Colony.
The open mic will begin about 9 p.m. with a performance by The Spokes, an award-winning a cappella group from UC Davis. The after-party will begin about 10 p.m.
Future featured poets include Connie Post and Roy Mash on March 20, Arisa White on April 3, Hannah Stein on April 17 and William O’Daly on May 1.
For more information, visit www.poetryindavis.com.