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Week of 25 October 2002 · Vol. VI, No. 9

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Dietz receives fellowship to complete first book of poems

Maggie Dietz, director of the Favorite Poem Project at BU since 1997, has received the 2002 George Bennett Fellowship, a one-year writing residency sponsored by Phillips Exeter Academy. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide time and freedom from material considerations to a person seriously contemplating or pursuing a career as a writer. While at Exeter, Dietz plans to complete her first book of poems.

The Favorite Poem Project is a national initiative started by Robert Pinsky, a CAS professor, when he was U.S. poet laureate to create an audio, video, and interactive archive of Americans saying aloud poems they love. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the Favorite Poem Project, Dietz (GRS’97) coedited two anthologies with Pinsky: Americans’ Favorite Poems: The Favorite Poem Anthology and Poems to Read: A New Favorite Poem Project Anthology. She has taught creative writing and poetry, has been published extensively, and has received a number of honors and awards for her poetry, including the Grolier Poetry Prize and the Faricy Award for Poetry.

SPH professor speaks at National Women’s Hall of Fame

The National Women’s Hall of Fame is sponsoring a lecture series to honor the 40th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring, which dealt with the dangers posed by pesticides. The series’ first speaker was Patricia Hynes, an SPH professor of environmental health and author of The Recurring Silent Spring. Hynes’ lecture, entitled The Living Legacy of Rachel Carson, was delivered last week at the Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry in New York as part of New York State Humanities Month. Additional lectures will take place throughout the winter and early spring. For more information, visit www.greatwomen.org.


25 October 2002
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