Award-Winning Poet Sarah Vap to Present Reading at UM

November 02, 2017

Sarah VapMISSOULA – Sarah Vap, the University of Montana Creative Writing Program’s current Distinguished Hugo Writer, will present a poetry reading at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, in the Turner Hall Dell Brown Room. The event is free and open to the public.

Vap is the author of five books of poetry, most recently “Viability,” which was selected for the National Poetry Series. Her book of hybrid poetics, “End of the Sentimental Journey,” inaugurated the Infidel Poetics Series with Noemi Press in 2013.

Vap also is the recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts fellowship for poetry and has taught at Arizona State University, the University of Southern California and Drew University.

“She tells me truths I have within but need to hear from someone wiser,” said Emma Neslund, a graduate student studying poetry. 

The Hugo Visiting Writer is a faculty position in the UM Creative Writing Program that honors former professor and renowned poet Richard Hugo. For more information call Karin Schalm, Creative Writing Program coordinator, at 406-243-5267, email or visit

Contact: Karin Schalm, UM Creative Writing Program coordinator, 406-243-5267,