Three New England Poets to Read at UNH Library

April 25, 2001

By Jennifer Vento
UNH News Bureau

DURHAM, N.H. -- National award-winning poets Charles Simic, Donald Hall, and Galway Kinnell will read from their respective works at "An Evening with Three Poets," at the University of New Hampshire's Dimond Library Tuesday, May 1 at 7 p.m.

Simic, an English professor, has published more than 60 books in the U.S. and abroad, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1990. Simic has also published four books of essays and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Hall is the author of 14 books of poetry, most recently "Without: Poems." He is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and a Pulitzer Prize nomination. He has received the Poetry Society of America's Robert Frost Silver medal and served as Poet Laureate of New Hampshire from 1984 to 1989.

Kinnell is the Erich Maria Professor of Creative Writing at New York University and a chancellor of The Academy of American Poets. Kinnell divides his time between Vermont and New York City, and is the author of more than nine books of poetry and a finalist for the National Book award.

The university library collects the correspondence, literary manuscripts and publications of the three poets. Their reading follows the annual meeting of the Friends of Dimond Library at 6:30 p.m.

"An Evening with Three Poets" will be held on level five of Dimond Library in the Courtyard Reading Room from 7 to 9 p.m. For information, call (603) 862-3041.

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