Duffy Lecture to feature two celebrated poets

Author: Son Nguyen

Poets Michael Heller and Hank Lazer will present a joint reading as part of the Duffy Lecture Nov. 14 (Wednesday) at 4:30 p.m. in the Hesburgh Center auditorium and 7 p.m. in the hospitality room of the South Dining Hall.

The event is sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and is free and open to the public.

Heller, a prominent poet, essayist and critic, resides in New York City.He has authored seven books and a libretto for the opera,Benjamin.Recognized as a leading expert on Objectivist poets, poetry and poetics, he is a former recipient of the Di Castagnola Prize from the Poetry Society of America.

Lazer is a renowned poet, scholar and editor from the University of Alabama, where he serves as an assistant vice president.He has written 12 books of poems and his 2005 book,The New Spirit,received a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize.In addition to his poetry, Lazer is a distinguished critic of modern and contemporary writing and poetry.

Notre Dames Creative Writing Program is a two-year degree program focused on workshops in poetry and fiction.Its curriculum offers courses in literature, translation, literary publication and thesis preparation.The program offers admission to 10 writers a year.More information is available at http://www.nd.edu/~alcwp on the Web.

_ Contact: Coleen Hoover, creative writing program, 574-631-7526,_ " creativewriting@nd.edu ":mailto:creativewriting@nd.edu _

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