TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the Great Hall in Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester's River Campus
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public Note: Parking is free in University lots after 7 p.m. on weekdays
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell will read and discuss his poetry at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the Great Hall on the second floor of Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester's River Campus.
Kinnell's lecture continues the series, "Fall Readings by Old Friends: Rochester Writers and the Writing Life," a special offering of the 39th season of the Hyam Plutzik Memorial Poetry Series and the Donald R. Clark Enrichment Program in the Humanities. The lecture series is sponsored by the English department of the University.
Kinnell received his bachelor's degree from Princeton University and his master's degree from the University of Rochester. He has taught in many schools around the world, including universities in France, Australia, and Iran. In the United States, Kinnell taught at the University of Chicago in the early 1950s and was a field worker for the Congress of Racial Equality in Louisiana. He also has served as director of the creative writing programs at SUNY Binghamton and New York University.
Kinnell won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his 1983 collection Selected Poems. His many books include What a Kingdom It Was, Book of Nightmares, When One Has Lived a Long Time Alone, and Imperfect Thirst.
For more information on "Fall Readings by Old Friends: Rochester Writers and the Writing Life," contact the Department of English at (585) 275-4092.