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Release: Sept. 23, 2002
UI WRITERS WORKSHOP PRESENTS READING BY POET LUCIE BROCK-BROIDO
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
One of Americas 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
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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