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Pulitzer-Winning Poet Henry Taylor Will Read At U.Va. Feb. 28

 

February 14, 2002-- Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and University of Virginia alumnus Henry Taylor will return to the University to read from his work Thursday, Feb. 28. His reading at 8 p.m. in the U.Va. Bookstore is free and open to the public.

A 1965 College of Arts and Sciences graduate, Taylor is professor of literature and co-director of the graduate program in creative writing at American University in Washington, D.C.

His third collection of poems, "The Flying Change," received the Pulitzer in 1986. Other highly acclaimed poetry books include "The Horse Show at Midnight," "An Afternoon of Pocket Billiards," "Understanding Fiction: Poems 1986 - 1996," and "Brief Candles."

Taylor is also an award-winning translator. His poetry translations from Bulgarian, French, Hebrew, Italian, and Russian have appeared in many periodicals and anthologies. He has also published translations from Greek and Roman classical drama.

His reading is sponsored by the U.Va. English Department and Creative Writing Program. For additional information please call (434) 924-6675.

Contact: Creative Writing Program, (434) 924-6675

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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