University of Rochester

EVENT: U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine Gives Reading at University of Rochester

April 6, 2012

WHO, WHAT: U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Levine will give a reading as part of the centennial celebration of University of Rochester poet Hyam Plutzik, and the reading series established in his name.

DATE, TIME, PLACE: Thursday, April 12, at 5 p.m.

The talk, q&a, and book signing will conclude at 6 p.m. in the Hubbell Auditorium in Hutchison Hall on the University of Rochester's River Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Mr. Levine will be available to the media from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Please contact Valerie Alhart for details.

ABOUT: Established in 1962, the Plutzik Reading Series is the longest and one of the most prestigious collegiate poetry reading series in the United States.

The series is administered by the Department of English at the University of Rochester. For more information, please call (585) 275-4092, or visit the University's Plutzik Reading Series website, or the Hyam Plutzik Poetry website, which is the resource for information about Plutzik events taking place beyond Rochester.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Valerie Alhart at (585) 520-8842 or