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Noted poet Pinsky to speak Nov. 1

Robert Pinsky
Robert Pinsky

JACKSON, Tenn.Oct. 29, 2007 – Robert Pinsky, former U.S. Poet Laureate, will conduct a poetry workshop at Union University Nov. 1.

Pinsky served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 1997-2000. He is the author of several books, including the Pulitzer Prize-nominated “The Figured Wheel: New and Collected Poems 1966-1996,” as well as “Gulf Music,” “Poetry and the World” and “Democracy, Culture and the Voice of Poetry.”

He is the poetry editor for the online magazine Slate, and writes the weekly “Poet’s Choice” column for the Washington Post. Pinsky teaches in the graduate writing program at Boston University.

During his workshop at Union, Pinsky will critique submitted poems and will provide other instruction about poetry.

The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Harvey Auditorium, located in the Barefoot Student Union Building. It is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow.

For more information, contact Bobby Rogers at (731) 661-5107.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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