University of Rochester

EVENT: Poetry reading by Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Strand

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 7 p.m., Thursday, March 30, in Lander Auditorium in Hutchison Hall on the University of Rochester River Campus Preceded by a reception at 6:30 p.m.

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

March 14, 2000

Mark Strand, the 1999 Pulitzer Prize winner for his most recent volume of poems, Blizzard of One, will give a reading from his works at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 30, in Lander Auditorium in Hutchison Hall on the University of Rochester River Campus. His reading will be preceded by a reception at 6:30 p.m.

Born in Canada, Strand was raised in the United States and South America. He is the author of 10 books of poems, as well as two books of prose and three books for children. He has received the Bollingen Prize, three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a National Institute of Arts and Letters Award, the Edgar Allan Poe Prize, a Rockefeller Foundation Award, and numerous fellowships.

Strand is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and has served as Poet Laureate of the United States. He teaches in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.

The event is free and open to the public. Strand's reading is part of the Donald R. Clark Enrichment Program in Contemporary Writing sponsored by the Department of English. For further information contact the department at (585) 275-4092.




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