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March 26, 2004 Press Contact: Josh Schonwald
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Poet Robert Creeley to read in University’s Poem Present Series

    Robert Creeley


The Poem Present Series, the University’s ongoing contemporary poet project, will bring poet Robert Creeley to campus to read his poetry and give a talk. Creeley is widely considered the greatest living American poet.

The poetry reading will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in Room 122, Social Sciences, 1126 E. 59th St. Creeley’s presentation will be in Classics 10, 1010 E. 59th St., at 1 p.m. Friday, April 2.

Creeley, the Samuel P. Capen professor of poetry and humanities at the State University of New York, Buffalo, has published over 60 books of poetry in the United States and abroad. Creeley, who corresponded with Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams beginning in 1949, helped to create a movement in postwar poetry that challenged the literary establishment.

Creeley’s honors include the Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award, the Frost Medal, the Shelley Memorial Award, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Rockefeller Foundation grant and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation.

Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, call (773) 834-3403.
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