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Noted Poet John Hollander To Read At U.Va. March 2

February 13, 2001-- John Hollander, one of the country’s best known poets, poetry scholars and anthologists, will present a reading from his work on Friday, March 2, as the Peters Rushton Visiting Writer at the University of Virginia. Hollander, who is Sterling Professor of English at Yale and a former chancellor of the American Academy of Poets, will read at 8 p.m. in the University Bookstore mezzanine.

Since his first collection, "A Crackling of Thorns," was selected in 1958 by W.H. Auden for the Yale Series of Younger Poets, Hollander has published some 16 additional books of poetry, including most recently "The Figurehead." He is also the author of eight critical works and collections of essays on poetry, including his recent "The Poetry of Everyday Life."

Hollander has also edited several popular anthologies, including "Poems of Our Moment" and "Committed to Memory: 100 Best Poems to Memorize." He was a co-editor of "The Oxford Anthology of English Literature." His numerous honors have included the Levinson Prize, a Bollingen Prize, and Guggenheim and MacArthur fellowships. He is a member of the

American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as the Academy of American Poets.

Contact: Bob Brickhouse, (804) 924-6856

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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