University of Rochester

EVENT: Reading by Linda Bierds, poet and professor of English at the University of Washington

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 8 p.m. Monday, April 18, in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochesterís River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.
Please note: Parking in available on University lots after 7 p.m. weeknights

March 31, 2005

Award-winning poet and University of Washington Professor of English Linda Bierds will give a reading at 8 p.m. Monday, April 18, in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochesterís River Campus. The reading is a part of the Plutzik Reading Series at the University and is free and open to the public.

Bierds is the author of six books of poetry including The Seconds, The Ghost Trio, The Profile Makers, and The Stillness, The Dancing. Her work has also appeared in a wide variety of publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, and The Hudson Review.

A recipient of the PEN/West Poetry Prize for The Profile Makers, Bierds was also awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the Artist Trust Foundation of Washington, and the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. In 1998, the professor of contemporary poetry was honored with a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship.

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, and Galway Kinnell. The Plutzik Series is administered by the Department of English. For more information, please contact (585) 275-4092.




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