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May 4, 2006 Press Contact: Josh Schonwald
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Poet Lyn Hejinian to lecture and read at the University of Chicago

Renowned poet, essayist and translator Lyn Hejinian will deliver a lecture on “The Return of Interruption” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, and a reading at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 11 at the University of Chicago. Both programs are free and open to the public.

Hejinian is the author or co-author of fourteen books of poetry, including The Beginner (2000), Happily (2000), Sight (1999) and The Cold of Poetry (1994). She was guest editor of The Best American Poetry 2004 and from 1976 to 1984, was editor of Tuumba Press. Since 1981 she has been the co-editor of Poetics Journal.

Hejinian is the co-director of Atelos, a literary project that commissions and publishes cross-genre work by poets. Other collaborative projects include The Eye of Enduring, undertaken with the painter Diane Andrews Hall and exhibited in 1996; a composition entitled “Qúê Trân” with music by John Zorn; a mixed media book entitled The Traveler and the Hill and the Hill created with the painter Emilie Clark (1998); and the experimental film Letters Not About Love, directed by Jacki Ochs, for which Hejinian and Arkadii Dragomoshchenko wrote the script.

Her honors include a writing fellowship from the California Arts Council, a grant from the Poetry Fund, a translation fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts and a fellowship from The Academy of American Poets.

The May 10 lecture will take place in 405 Rosenwald Hall, 1101 E. 58th St. The May 11 reading, co-sponsored by the Renaissance Society, will be given in room 122 of the Social Science Research Building, 1126 E. 59th St.
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