University of Rochester

EVENT: Reading by poet Clayton Eshleman

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: noon on Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Admission is free and open to the public.

September 30, 2002

The Plutzik Memorial Series will present writer Clayton Eshleman at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 16, on the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester's River Campus.

Eshleman has published 12 books of poetry, including Indiana, Fracture, The Name Encanyoned River: Selected Poems, and, most recently, From Scratch. He is also the author of three prose works, Novices: A Study of Poetic Apprenticeship; Antiphonal Swing: Selected Prose 1962-1987; and Companion Spider.

In addition, Eshleman has translated the work of César Vallejo, Aimé Césaire, Pablo Neruda, Antonin Artaud, Vladimir Holan, and Michel Deguy. His work has appeared in more than 450 magazines, including Antaeus, origin, The Partisan Review, The Paris Review, Grand Street, Evergreen Review, and New Directions Annual.

Eshleman founded and was the editor of two highly regarded literary magazines, Caterpillar and Sulfur. He received the National Book Award in 1979 for his co-translation of Vallejo's Complete Posthumous Poetry. He also has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

One of the country's oldest and most prestigious literary series, The Plutzik Memorial Series was established in 1962 to honor the work of Hyam Plutzik, a distinguished poet and Deane Professor of Poetry and Rhetoric at the University. The series is administered by the Department of English. Admission is free. For parking and other information, contact the Department of English at (585) 275-4092.




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