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Poet Rosanna Warren gives reading Monday

Oct. 4, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Award-winning poet Rosanna Warren is the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar at Western Michigan University and will read from her work at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in the Little Theatre. The reading is free and open to the public.

Warren also will make a presentation on poets Frank Bidart and Louise Gluck and will answer audience questions at 4 p.m. Monday on the 10th floor of Sprau Tower. That session is intended primarily for WMU students, but is open to the public.

A celebrated poet, critic, editor, translator and teacher, Warren is the Emma Ann MacLachlan Metcalf Professor of the Humanities at Boston University. Her publications include four poetry collections: "Departure," "Stained Glass," "Each Leaf Shines Separate" and "Snow Day." She has translated Euripides's "Suppliant Woman" and edited several books, among them "The Art of Translation."

In 2005 Warren was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which earlier had awarded her the Witter Bynner Poetry Prize and the Award of Merit for Poetry. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, former chancellor of the American Academy of Poets and past president of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics.

For more information, contact Dr. William C. Olsen, WMU professor of English, at william.olsen@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2595.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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