Poet and Literary Translator Michael Hulse to Offer Poetry Reading at Boston University

Contact: Tom Testa, 617/353-2240 | ttesta@bu.edu

(Boston, Mass.) – Renowned poet and translator Michael Hulse will give a poetry reading in an event co-sponsored by The Marsh Chapel Poetry Reading Series and by the Translation Seminar at Boston University. A winner of numerous awards for his poetry, Hulse’s published works include “Knowing and Forgetting” (1981), “Propaganda” (1985), “Eating Strawberries in the Necropolis” (1991), “Mother of Battles” (1991), and “Monteverdi’s Photographs” (1995). His latest book “Empires and Holy Lands: Poems 1976-2000” is a selection of poetry that spans two decades of his work and includes sixteen new and uncollected poems.

Known worldwide for his translation of W.G. Sebald’s works including “The Emigrants” (1997), “Rings of Saturn” (1999), and “Vertigo” (2001), Hulse has also translated the literary works of Rilke, Goethe and other contemporary German-language writers into English.

The reading is free and open to the public. For further information, call 617/353-3560.

Event: Michael Hulse Poetry Reading

Date: Friday, February 28, 2003

Time: 7 p.m.

Place: Marsh Chapel, The Robinson Room (lower level)
735 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215