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< May 2008 >

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James Tate will read in Memorial Hall at the University of Masschusetts as part of the Visiting Writer Series.  Tate’s illustrious & prolific works include: Return to the City of White Donkeys; Memoir of the Hawk; Shroud of the Gnome; Worshipful Company of Fletchers , which won the National Book Award; Selected Poems , which won the Pulitzer Prize & the William Carlos Williams Award for Poetry; & The Lost Pilot, which was selected for the Yale Series of Younger Poets.   He has published two books of prose, Dreams of a Robot Dancing Bee & The Route as Briefed.   His awards include a National Institute of Arts & Letters Award, the Wallace Stevens Award, a Pulitzer Prize in poetry, a National Book Award, fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation & the National Endowment for the Arts.   His most recent collection is The Ghost Soldiers.
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Lisa Jarnot & Richard Deming will read from their new volumes of poetry.   Jarnot, is author several volumes of poetry, including Some Other Kind of Mission, Ring of Fire, and Black Dog Songs, & the forthcoming Night Scenes.   She is also the author of a forthcoming biography of the poet Robert Duncan, The Ambassador from Venus: A Comprehensive Biography of Robert Duncan.   Deming is a poet and critic whose poems have appeared in Field, Sulfur, Mirage Period(ical) #4, Quarter After Eight, Indiana Review, Word for Word & other magazines, as well as in the anthology Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present, edited by David Lehman.   He is the author of two volumes of poetry, Somewhere Hereabouts &, most recently, Let’s Not Call it Consequence.

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