University of Rochester

EVENT: Plutzik Reading Series featuring poet Dean Young

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 8 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochesterís River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public
Note: Parking is available on University lots after 7 p.m. on weeknights.

March 11, 2004

The Plutzik Reading Series will feature poet Dean Young at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochesterís River Campus.

Young, a teacher at the Iowa Writersí Workshop, is the author of five books of poetry, including Beloved Infidel, winner of the 1992 Colorado Poetry Prize, and his most recent work, titled Skid. His poems have appeared several times in The Best American Poetry series. Young is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, as well as a Stegner fellowship from Stanford University.

The Plutzik Series is one of the countryís 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.




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