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VQR hosts Adrienne Rich

PUBLISHED: May 4, 2006

The Virginia Quarterly Review hosts a reading and booksigning by Adrienne Rich, one of America’s most acclaimed poets.

WHEN: Thursday, May 4th, 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Culbreth Theatre, UVa Campus, Charlottesville (parking is available for free next to the Culbreth Theatre)
COST: Free & Open to All

Adrienne Rich
In a career spanning over fifty years, Adrienne Rich has authored over twenty books, including over a dozen collections of poetry. Her poetry has been honored with two Guggenheim Fellowships, the first Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, a MacArthur Fellowship, the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and numerous other awards. Her most recent book, The School Among the Ruins: Poems 2000–2004 (W.W. Norton, 2004), was honored with the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Some of Rich’s first poems were published in VQR in the Spring 1950 issue while Rich was a senior at Radcliffe College. The Spring 2006 issue of VQR offers readers a new essay and seven new poems by Ms. Rich, along with appreciations of her work by noted poets and critics including Marilyn Hacker, Jean Valentine, and Craig Werner.

This reading is co-sponsored by the UVa Creative Writing Dept., the UVa Women’s Center, the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, and the UVa Bookstore.

Books by Ms. Rich will be available for sale at the reading, courtesy of the UVa Bookstore, and there will be a booksigning following the reading. For more information, call VQR at 434-924-3124.

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