Boston University’s Summer Poetry InstituteOffers Daily Poetry Readings

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July 11th, 2005

Contact: Ann Deveney, 617/353-2240 | devenea@bu.edu

(Boston) — Poetry lovers can delight in hearing the words of poets and meeting the artists who craft them during public poetry readings at the fourth annual Summer Poetry Institute for Educators beginning Monday, July 11. Co-hosted by the Boston University School of Education and The Favorite Poem Project, the four-day event is open to the public and features such noted poets as Robert Pinsky, Heather McHugh, David Ferry, Mark Doty, and Louise Glück.

Robert Pinsky, a professor of English and Creative Writing at BU’s College of Arts and Sciences, served an unprecedented three terms as United States Poet Laureate.

Heather McHugh, faculty member in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, and Milliman Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington in Seattle, was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American poets in 1999.

David Ferry is the Sophie Chantal Hart Professor Emeritus of English at Wellesley College and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Mark Doty teaches at the University of Houston and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim, Ingram Merrill, the Rockefeller and the Whiting foundations, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Louise Glück teaches at Williams College and was elected a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets in 1999. During 2003, she served as the twelfth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress.

The Summer Poetry Institute for Educators is sponsored in part by contributions from The Hildreth Stewart Charitable Foundation and Boston University alumna Susan Tane.

For further information, please call 617-353-2821.

Event: The Fourth Annual Summer Poetry Institute for Educators

Dates: Monday, July 11 through Thursday, July 14, 2005

Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Place: Boston University School of Education
Room 130
2 Sherborn Street
Boston, Mass.

Schedule of Readings:
Monday, July 11: Heather McHugh
Tuesday, July 12: David Ferry
Wednesday, July 13: Mark Doty
Thursday, July 14: Robert Pinsky and Louise Glück

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