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Plutzik Reading Series opens 60th anniversary season with Jericho Brown

Plutzik Reading Series opens 60th anniversary season with Jericho Brown

August 31, 2022

The Pulitzer Prize–winning poet will give a reading as part of the University of Rochester’s 202–23 Hyam Plutzik Memorial Reading Series—one of the nation’s oldest literary reading series.

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James Longenbach ‘made a central and rich place for poetry’ at Rochester

James Longenbach ‘made a central and rich place for poetry’ at Rochester

August 16, 2022

The English professor and acclaimed poet devoted his life’s work to studying, teaching, and writing poetry.

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Is this the year you’re going to read <em>Ulysses</em> by James Joyce?

Is this the year you’re going to read Ulysses by James Joyce?

June 6, 2022

Here are a few things to know about the literary masterpiece that has exhilarated and confounded its readers for 100 years.

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Local publisher’s papers to live at Rochester

Local publisher’s papers to live at Rochester

April 12, 2022

The Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation has acquired a 30-year writing and editing archive from author, poet, and BOA Edition, Ltd. publisher Peter Conners.

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Walt Whitman ‘more important now than ever’

Walt Whitman ‘more important now than ever’

March 22, 2022

On the anniversary of the Walt Whitman’s death, Ed Folsom ’76 (PhD) looked back on the legacy of the poet’s work, examples of which are available in the University’s libraries.

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English professor’s cotranslation of poetry wins PEN American Literary Award

English professor’s cotranslation of poetry wins PEN American Literary Award

February 28, 2022

Everything I Don’t Know, translated from the Polish by Jennifer Grotz and Piotr Sommer, takes top honors for poetry in translation.

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National Endowment for the Arts grant supports Open Letter’s ‘International Voices’ project

National Endowment for the Arts grant supports Open Letter’s ‘International Voices’ project

January 11, 2022

Lauded for contributing to Rochester’s creative economy, the nonprofit literary translation press will publish five works of literature with the funding.

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Novelist Joanna Scott returns to short stories in <em>Excuse Me While I Disappear</em>

Novelist Joanna Scott returns to short stories in Excuse Me While I Disappear

December 9, 2021

The acclaimed writer and University of Rochester English professor explores the theme of ‘lost stories.’

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Mortality informs creativity in poet James Longenbach’s latest collection

Mortality informs creativity in poet James Longenbach’s latest collection

December 2, 2021

Written in the aftermath of a cancer diagnosis, Forever is the University of Rochester English professor’s sixth book of poetry.

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Open Letter novel wins National Book Award

Open Letter novel wins National Book Award

November 19, 2021

Winter in Sokcho is the first title from the University’s literary translation press to be awarded the prize.

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