TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library 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. on weeknights.
One of the most respected experimental poets in the United States, writer Fanny Howe, will give a reading from her work at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester’s River Campus as part of the Plutzik Reading Series.
Howe also has published numerous novels, including Saving History (1993) and Nod (1998), for which she won an American Book Award. Her most recent work is The Wedding Dress (2003), a collection of essays, and a book of poems, On The Ground, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press. Her other works of poetry include Selected Poems (2000), which received the 2001 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize; Forged (1999), Q (1998), One Crossed Out (1997), O’Clock (1995), and The End (1992).
Howe is Professor Emeritus in Literature at the University of California, San Diego. She recently taught at the New School and has previously lectured in creative writing at Tufts University, Emerson College, Columbia University, Yale University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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, Gwendolyn Brooks, Richard Wilbur, and Galway Kinnell. The Plutzik Series is administered by the Department of English. For more information, contact the English department at (585) 275-4092.