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MORE EXCITING LITERARY EVENTS!!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012:

“Playing with Words – An Afternoon of Exploring and Singing Poetry” in Eastman East Wing Hatch Recital Hall at 1:00 p.m.

 The event will showcase a collaboration of the Eastman Voice and Opera and Composition Departments along with the UR English Department, with the generous support of the Benson Forum for Creativity. The poetry of Emily Dickinson will be featured on the first half of the recital – contemporary musical settings of her poems performed by singers from the Voice Department. Poetry will be read and discussed with Professors Jonathan Baldo and Kenneth Gross. The second half of the program will feature the poems of UR faculty poets Jennifer Grotz and James Longenbach in two new chamber music settings by Eastman composition students. The concert/reading is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012: 

Plutzik Reading Series, Tracy K. Smith, Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library at 5:00 p.m.

Tracy K. Smith is the author of three books of poetry. Her most recent collection, “Life on Mars,” won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. The collection draws on sources as disparate as Arthur C. Clarke and David Bowie, and is in part an elegiac tribute to her late father, an engineer who worked on the Hubble Telescope. “Duende” won the 2006 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and an Essence Literary Awared. “The Body’s Question” was the winner of the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Smith was the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writers Award in 2004 and a Whiting Award in 2005. The event is free and open to the public.

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