University of Rochester

EVENT: A reading by poet Ralph Black as part of The Plutzik Reading Series

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Welles-Brown Room in 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. weeknights

October 3, 2006

Black, an assistant professor at the State University of New York at Brockport and co-director of the Brockport Writers Forum, published his collection of poems, Turning over the Earth, in 2000. He received his bachelor of arts from the University of Oregon and his master of fine arts degree and doctorate from New York University. His poems have appeared in Carolina Quarterly, Orion, Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, Indiana Review, and Chelsea. He is a recipient of the Chelsea Poetry Award and the Academy of American Poets Prize. His work was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2002.

The Plutzik Reading Series is one of the country's oldest and most prestigious literary reading programs and was established to honor the work of Hyam Plutzik, a distinguished poet and Deane Professor of Poetry and Rhetoric at the University. The series has featured more than 175 noted writers, including Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Hecht, Elizabeth Bishop, and Galway Kinnell. The Plutzik Series is administered by the Department of English.

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