University of Rochester

EVENT: Reading by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet C. K. Williams as part of the Plutzik Reading Series

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in Lander Auditorium in Hutchison Hall on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

Note: Parking is available on University lots after 7 p.m. weeknights.

February 24, 2003

C. K. Williams, who has published nine books of poetry, will read from his work as part of The Plutzik Reading Series at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in Lander Auditorium in Hutchison Hall on the University of Rochester's River Campus.

Williams received a Pulitzer Prize and Los Angeles Times Book Award in 2000 for Repair. He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for two other works, The Vigil and Flesh and Blood. Other recent books include a prose memoir, Misgivings, which received the PEN Martha Albrand Memoir Award; a collection of poems, Love About Love; and a book of criticism, Poetry and Consciousness: Selected Essays. He is the author of several works in translation: Selected Poems of Francois Ponge; The Bacchae of Euripides; The Lark. The Thrush. The Starling. (Poems from Issa); and, with Gregory Dickerson, Women of Trachis, by Sophocles. His new book of poems, The Singing, will be published this fall.

Williams is the recipient of an Academy of Arts and Letters Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award, PEN/Voelker Achievement Award, and Berlin Prize of the Academy of American Poets.

When he is not teaching at Princeton University, where he is a professor in the creative writing program, Williams and his wife live in Paris.

The Plutzik Series is one of the country's oldest and most prestigious literary reading programs. Established to honor the work of Hyam Plutzik, a distinguished poet and Deane Professor of Poetry and Rhetoric at the University, it has featured more than 175 noted writers, including Pulitzer Prize winners Anthony Hecht, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, Gwendolyn Brooks, Richard Wilbur, and Galway Kinnell. The Plutzik Series is administered by the Department of English. For more information, call (585) 275-4092.