Class of 1992 Central College alum and poet Curtis Bauer will be featured at the Writers Reading program at Central next Thursday. Bauer won the John Ciardi Poetry Prize in 2004, and he has been a finalist for the New Letters Poetry Prize, the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize and the Glimmer Train Poetry Open. Bauer’s most recent collection of poetry, “The Real Cause for Your Absence” was published this spring. Bauer will read in Central’s Geisler Library Reading Room Thursday at 7:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public.