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Poet Louise Gluck to give a reading on April 17

American poet Louise Gluck will give a reading of her work at 8 p.m. Monday, April 17, in Kresge Auditorium. She also will participate in an informal colloquium at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, in the Terrace Room of Margaret Jacks Hall.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Gluck's visit is sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and the Jean and Bill Lane Lecture Series, which recently was permanently endowed by Ambassador and Mrs. Lane.

Writing in a lyric mode that former U.S. poet laureate Robert Hass has described as "resonant, haunted [and] tragic," Gluck has been a defining voice in the poetry of the late 20th century. She received the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for The Wild Iris, and her 1985 volume The Triumph of Achilles received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Poetry Society of America's Melville Kane Award.

In eight books of poems and an acclaimed book of criticism, Gluck has examined modern passions. Proofs and Theories, a collection of essays, was awarded the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for Nonfiction. Gluck's other collections include Firstborn, The House on Marshland, Descending Figure, Ararat, Meadowlands and the recent Vita Nova, which received the inaugural poetry award of the New Yorker Prize. Gluck has taught for many years at Williams College and lives in Cambridge, Mass.

For more information, call Rick Ebarot at (650) 725-1208.


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