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New Pulitzer Winner, Previous Winner Headline
Spring Quarter Reading Series

Date: April 11, 2002
By: Marianne Kunnen-Jones
Phone: (513) 556-1826
Archive: Campus News

The newest winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, just announced this week, will be coming to UC for a reading on April 23. Richard Russo won the Pulitzer for this book, Empire Falls.

Yet another Pulitzer Prize-winner - poet Henry Taylor - will also be coming to UC later this quarter to teach aspiring young poets. His five-week tenure as the 2002 Elliston-Poet-in-Residence will begin Monday, April 29.

Since 1951, the George Elliston Poetry Foundation has developed promising young poets at UC. Previous residents include the likes of Robert Frost, Stephen Spender and John Berryman. This spring's readings are also co-sponsored by the English department in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences. Taylor won the Pulitzer Prize for his book of poems, The Flying Change. His other books of verse include The Horse Show At Midnight and An Afternoon Of Pocket Billiards, Understanding Fiction: Poems, 1986-1996 and Brief Candles: 101 Clerihews.

At UC, his class of 12-15 students will be taught at 1-3:40 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Elliston Room at Langsam Library, April 29-May 29.

He will also give three, free public presentations of his work in the Elliston Poetry Room in Langsam Library. The public is welcome:

  • Poetry reading, 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7.
  • Lecture, 8 p.m. Thursday, May 16.
  • Lecture, 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23.

During spring quarter, the English Department and Elliston Poetry Foundation will also present events featuring two other poets and two fiction writers. For more information, the public may call (513) 556-1570.

Complete schedule.

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