Double voices read

Two esteemed authors, one a stylized fiction writer, the other a poet, are featured at tonight’s Single Voice Reading.
Elise Levine and Don Bogen will share their the podium (and share their work) at 8 p.m. in the Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center.
Levine is a visiting English professor at Allegheny who grew up in Toronto, Canada. She is the author of two books, including a story collection entitled “Driving Men Mad” and the novel “Requests and Dedications.”

“I go sentence by sentence, word by word,” said Levine. “I’m very stylized and interested in exploring the possibilities of language.”
Steve Reaugh, ’11, who has studied Levine’s work, holds her in high esteem.
“[Levine] is passionately quiet,” said Reaugh.
“Her work doesn’t have an agenda like most writers today. She focuses on human nature.”
Levine received many awards for her work, including a Canadian National Magazine Award.

Her fellow reader, Don Bogen, also received recognition for his writing, including the Emily Dickinson Award of the Poetry Society of America.
“Don Bogen is a very esteemed American poet,” Levine said. “His work displays tremendous range; he has real virtuosity in how he uses language.”
Tonight Bogen will read from “An Algebra,” a new collection of poems.
“My poetry is fairly accessible,” said Bogen. “When I write, I discover what I think and feel.”