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Release: Sept. 23, 2002


The University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop will present a free reading by poet Lucie Brock-Broido at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 in Room 221 of the UI Chemistry Building.

One of America’s most respected poets, Brock-Broido is the author of “The Master Letters: Poems,” inspired by letters of Emily Dickinson, and “A Hunger: Poems.” Her work has appeared widely in prominent literary journals. Her new book, “Trouble in Mind” will be published this fall.

Bonnie Costello wrote of “The Master Letters” in the Boston Review, “We feel we are in the presence of something entirely new. Not even Brock-Broido's wonderful first book, ‘A Hunger,’ prepares us for this bold encounter."

From 1988 to 1993 Brock-Broido was a Briggs-Copeland poet at Harvard University. She has taught at the Bennington Writing Seminars and at Princeton University, and she is now director of poetry in the Writing Division in the School of the Arts at Columbia University in New York.

She has been the recipient of numerous awards for poetry, including two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, a Guggenheim fellowship and the Witter-Bynner Prize for Poetry, as well as the Harvard Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award and the Harvard-Danforth Award for Distinction in Teaching. This fall she and Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz won the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prizes from the American Poetry Review

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