University of Rochester

EVENT: A reading by poet Dan Chiasson as part of The Plutzik Reading Series

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 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 the University lots after 7 p.m. weeknights

October 23, 2006

Chiasson, a widely published literary critic, is the author of One Kind of Everything: Poem and Person in Contemporary America, a book of criticism on the use of personal and autobiographical material in recent American poetry and the backlash against it. Chiasson's first book of poems, The Afterlife of Objects, was published in 2002 and his second collection, Natural History, in 2005. He regularly writes about new poetry and fiction in the Threepenny Review, Poetry, Slate, and The New York Times.

Chiasson received his doctorate in English from Harvard University in 2002. He is a professor of English at Wellesley College and is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a Whiting Writer's Award.

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact (585) 275-4092.