Award-winning poet gives reading at CLU
Sarah Vap received 2013 NEA fellowship in poetry
Sarah Vap
Sarah Vap

THOUSAND OAKS, CA - Award-winning poet Sarah Vap of Santa Monica will read and discuss her work at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the Roth Nelson Room at California Lutheran University.

Vap will read from her book “Arco Iris” during her free talk, which is titled “We had decided to travel.” Released in November, the collection of poems documenting her travel through South America was one of five books of poetry selected for Library Journal’s Best of 2012 list.

She is a 2013 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in poetry. Her first book, “Dummy Fire,” was published as the winner of the 2006 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. Saturnalia also published her third book, “Faulkner’s Rosary,” in 2010. Her second book, “American Spikenard,” was published as a 2006 winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize. Noemi Press released her most recent book, “End of the Sentimental Journey,” in April.

Vap studied English and American literature at Brown University, received a master’s degree in fine arts from Arizona State University and is working on a doctorate at the University of Southern California. She has taught poetry and literature at Arizona State and USC and creative writing to children in public schools.

The Roth Nelson Room is located on Mountclef Boulevard near Memorial Parkway on the Thousand Oaks campus.

For more information, contact assistant professor of English Jacqueline Lyons at