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Poet Frank Bidart presents reading March 14

March 2, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- A poet who has been described as a master of the dramatic monologue and the autobiographical soliloquy will present a reading of his work at Western Michigan University Wednesday, March 14.

Frank Bidart will read from his work at 8:30 p.m. in Room 3512 of Knauss Hall on the WMU campus. A reception will follow in the lobby of Knauss Hall, and books will be available for sale by Athena Bookstore. The reading is sponsored by the Department of English and is free and open to the public.

Bidart is an award-winning author of five books of poetry, including "Desire," which was a finalist for the 1997 National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. The recipient of a 1998 Lannan Literary Award for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry, Bidart also received the 1998 Bobbit Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress and the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize. He teaches at Wellesley College and lives in Cambridge, Mass.

For more information, contact Julie Stotz at (616) 373-9212.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 616 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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